29 mei 2019


The LORD upholds all that fall, and raises up all those that are bowed down. Psalm 145:14

An Eastern parable represents a man as falling down by the way, and getting so broken up by his fall that he lay there eleven years.

One day an old friend came along and began to commiserate and encourage him, and forthwith he poured out the story of his sorrows, and began to tell the ether what a dreadful thing it was to fall down.

"Ah, yes," said the friend, "but I know something much worse than falling down."
"Why," said he, "what can be worse?"
And the other answered, "Not getting up again."

The Lord upholds all that fall, and raises up those that be bowed down.

Thank God for recuperative grace! When we were boys, at our wrestling matches we were not considered down until we said "Down," and some of us refused to stay down long enough to count. Beloved, don't make the mistake of not getting up again. Be brave in spite even of yourself and your own failures and weaknesses. Remember that "the Lord upholds all that fall, and raises up those that be bowed down."

Remember Him
Jesus Christ has come to us fallen creatures, whose hands have parted from God's hand, to put our hand again into the grasp of the Almighty Father. Remember Him. (S. Martin)

Tip: Remember His Goodness (Six Ways to Fight Spiritual Amnesia)

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