“Your sorrow shall be turned into joy!” John 16:20
“The sorrow of the Christian must be transient. It is like the passing cloud on the summer’s day; or the chill of winter which must give place to the genial warmth of spring.
“Beloved, if you now have sorrow – then your sorrow also shall soon be turned into joy; for joy is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
“Heaviness may endure for the night – but joy comes in the morning.
“The sin that causes your sorrow – shall be pardoned and subdued.
“The foes that disturb your peace – shall be converted or destroyed.
“The clouds that obscure your sun – shall soon dissolve in showers of blessing on your favored head.
“The hard and weary road between you and your eternal home – will soon be passed! The days of your mourning will be ended, and those who now go forth weeping, bearing precious seed – shall soon return with songs of everlasting joy!”
~ James Smith, The Pastor’s Evening Visit
HT Grace Gems