Sunday, August 14, 2011


I love Charles Spurgeon and wanted to share this here on Spiritual Sunday with you today. 

"And the evening and the morning were the first day."
— Genesis 1:5

The evening was "darkness" and the morning was "light," and yet the two together are called by the name that is given to the light alone! This is somewhat remarkable, but it has an exact analogy in spiritual experience. In every believer there is darkness and light, and yet he is not to be named a sinner because there is sin in him, but he is to be named a saint because he possesses some degree of holiness. This will be a most comforting thought to those who are mourning their infirmities, and who ask, "Can I be a child of God while there is so much darkness in me?" Yes; for you, like the day, take not your name from the evening, but from the morning; and you are spoken of in the word of God as if you were even now perfectly holy as you will be soon. You are called the child of light, though there is darkness in you still. You are named after what is the predominating quality in the sight of God, which will one day be the only principle remaining. Observe that the evening comes first. Naturally we are darkness first in order of time, and the gloom is often first in our mournful apprehension, driving us to cry out in deep humiliation, "God be merciful to me, a sinner." The place of the morning is second, it dawns when grace overcomes nature. It is a blessed aphorism of John Bunyan, "That which is last, lasts for ever." That which is first, yields in due season to the last; but nothing comes after the last. So that though you are naturally darkness, when once you become light in the Lord, there is no evening to follow; "thy sun shall no more go down." The first day in this life is an evening and a morning; but the second day, when we shall be with God, for ever, shall be a day with no evening, but one, sacred, high, eternal noon.

Locate where you are currently at and keep pressing unto that mark of high calling until you come to the "last" which lasts forever and there is no evening!!  That is what I strive to do each and every day.

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Saija said...

thank you ... blessed my heart ...

sending you a big (hug) as i look at the lovely picture you have of Suzette on your sidebar ... heaven seems to be growing in numbers with folks that i know (or know of) ... it will be filled with many happy reunions - someday - soon ...

Sunny said...

Beautiful! Thanks for posting this!

Mountain Mama said...

I love Spurgeon too and this is a wonderful sermonette. Isn't it amazing Susan that even we older Christians can still glean over and over throughout the years from such great teachers. Thank you for sharing this.

Irene Cortez said...

Hi Susan. I found your blog through Spiritual Sunday. And I feel blessed to have read this post. God must have led me here. I'll leave your blog more hopeful and inspired than when I came. Thank you so much for your encouraging words here.

God bless! :-)


retha said...

Your post is so close to our conversation here, yesterday.
We are new, HIS Kingdom came, we live in HIM now with HIS presence, until continuation.

Charlotte said...

And I'm so glad that light overcomes the darkness. Thank you for sharing these words of wisdom. I like your "I" list in the post above also.

Misty said...

So happy I read this post today.. With my current grief and trials I have questioned.. "Is this how a child of God really feels? Is this what He created me for?" Really stumbling all over the place, but yet you remind me that I do have light within me. I should praise Him and push through this allowing others to see Him within me.

Thank you..