December 11, 2008

A Thirsty Little Fish and Holy Laughter

If you read the previous post, you will understand how much this quote meant to me this morning:

The other evening I was riding home after a heavy day’s work. I felt very wearied, and sore depressed, when swiftly, and suddenly as a lightning flash, that text came to me, “My grace is sufficient for thee.”

I reached home and looked it up in the original, and at last it came to me in this way, “MY grace is sufficient for thee”; and I said, “I should think it is, Lord,” and burst out laughing. I never fully understood what the holy laughter of Abraham was until then. It seemed to make unbelief so absurd.

It was as though some little fish, being very thirsty, was troubled about drinking the river dry, and Father Thames said, “Drink away, little fish, my stream is sufficient for thee.”

Or, it seemed after the seven years of plenty, a mouse feared it might die of famine; and Joseph might say, “Cheer up, little mouse, my granaries are sufficient for thee.”

Again, I imagined a man away up yonder, in a lofty mountain, saying to himself, “I breathe so many cubic feet of air every year, I fear I shall exhaust the oxygen in the atmosphere,” but the earth might say, “Breathe away, O man, and fill the lungs ever, my atmosphere is sufficient for thee.”

Oh, brethren, be great believers! Little faith will bring your souls to Heaven, but great faith will bring Heaven to your souls.

C. H. Spurgeon


Mel said...

Hallelujah! It is so AWESOME how faithful and personal God is to meet us where we are so completely. Here's to having Heaven in our very souls! What a miracle! :-)

Donna said...

I laughed with you on this. When God comes into our circumstance(s) and shows us how much bigger than it He's such a great moment. If only I could ALWAYS capture a glimpse into His Kingdom every time ,how small my circumstances would seem compared the vastness of where He dwells.

Thank you for sharing the Joy of the Lord with us dear friend.