CHARLES HADDEN SPURGEON ON THE CORONAVIRUS PENDEMIC

            Several centuries ago, one of the greatest preachers of the ages lived. His name was Charles Haddon Spurgeon. During the current coronavirus pandemic, we owe it to ourselves to hear His message, “Solemn Pleadings for Revival.”  Unusually pertinent for today’s crisis.  Please heed the truth. Embrace the truth. Celebrate the truth of Spurgeon. He said……

……First, then, let us be silent. “Keep silence before me, O islands.” Before the controversy opens let us be silent with solemn awe, for we have to speak  with the Lord, the Lord God Almighty! Let us not open our mouths to impugn his wisdom, nor allow our hearts to question his love. What if things do not look as bright as we could wish? The Lord reigns. And what if he seems to delay? Is he not the Lord God with whom a thousand years are as one day, and who is not slack concerning his promise as some men count slackness? We are going to make bold to speak with him, but still he is the eternal God, and we are dust and ashes. Whatever we may say with holy boldness, we would not utter a word in rash familiarity. He is our Father in heaven. He is our Friend, but at the same time He is our Judge. We know that whatsoever he does is best. We would not say unto our Maker, “What makest thou?” nor to our Creator, “What hast thou done?” Shall the potter give account to the clay for the works of his hands? It is the Lord, let him do what seemeth him good. ”When we look at what he doeth it may seem to our dim apprehension to be exceeding strange, and we may fail to read its meaning; but we need not wish to read it. It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, and if he chooses to conceal it, let it be concealed. Truly, God is good to Israel, and his mercy endures forever. If this world’s history is to drag on through another score of mournful centuries, it will only reveal so much the more matter for praise when the great hallelujahs of the ultimate victory shall peal forth.