[b]The sweetest mercies of God![/b](Robert Hawker, "Zion's Pilgrim" 1827)All afflictions which tend to . . . bring the soul to God, keep up a life of communion with the Redeemer, make us sensible of the gracious influence of the Holy Spirit, spiritualize our affections, wean our hearts from a world from which we must soon part, and promote a more intimate acquaintance with that world in which we are shortly forever to dwell--are undeserving the name of afflictions! They are among the sweetest mercies of God!God removes earthly comforts--in order to make room for heavenlydelights. He empties the soul of all creature-comforts--that He may fill it with Creator-mercies. We should embrace our afflictions, as affording the choicest proofs of divine love.
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
God removes earthly comforts--in order to make room for [b]heavenly delights[/b].
He is so very faithful. He who created all comforts. He who knows the True meaning of delight. He who is The Light!