December 13Evening Brightens into Day
And there shall be a unique day, which is known to the Lord, neither day nor night, but at evening time there shall be light. (Zechariah 14:7 ESV)
It is a surprise that it should be so; for all things threaten that at evening time it shall be dark. God is in the habit of working 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 turns 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 your parable and sing unto Him who will bless you in life and in death, in a manner surpassing all that nature has ever seen when at its best.
Faith’s Checkbook – Devotionals by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Revised -Brent Boatwright