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Like the Passing Cloud on the Summer’s Day

“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

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