“It shall come to pass, that at evening time
it shall be light”
EVENING BRIGHTENS INTO DAY
It is a surprise that it should be so; for all
things threaten that at evening time it shall be
dark. God is wont to work in a way so much above
our fears and beyond our hopes, that we are
greatly amazed, and are led to praise His
sovereign grace. No, it shall not be with us as
our hearts are prophesying: the dark will not
deepen into midnight, but it will on a sudden
brighten into day. Never let us despair. In the
worst times let us trust in the Lord who turneth
the darkness of the shadow of death into the
morning. When the tale of bricks is doubled
Moses appears, and when tribulation
abounds it is nearest its end.
This promise should assist our patience. The light may
not fully come till our hopes are quite spent by
waiting all day to no purpose. To the wicked the
sun goes down while it is yet day: to the
righteous the sun rises when it is almost night.
May we not with patience wait for that heavenly
light, which may be long in coming, but is sure
to prove itself well worth waiting for?
Come, my soul, take up thy parable and sing unto Him
who will bless thee in life and in death, in a
manner surpassing all that nature has ever seen
when at its best.