Letters on Spiritual Subjects
My Dear Love,
Our life here is one perpetual scene of various changes, all which, as
wisely and graciously over-ruled by the sovereign Lord of all, shall
effectually prepare us for our unchangeable and endless glory hereafter! The
manifestative glory of God in everything that passes over us, and our
present and eternal advantage, are inseparably connected with each other.
Infinite love joined them both together, infinite faithfulness
secures the links from breaking, and infinite power draws the
unbroken chain through a continued series of diverse events in time, to the
glory of God, and ours with Him to eternity. And when the whole of His
providential dispensations towards us are finished, and all that glory
brought to His great name by everything that was designed, and all that good
brought to us by all things which was purposed, the Lord shall rejoice in
His works, and pronounce concerning them, to the eternal rest of His soul,
"They are all very good."
And when the veil is taken off,
and we see with one view all the works of God towards us, in their variety,
harmony, and unity, exactly answering all the glorious ends designed, we
shall rejoice with Him, and to the eternal glory of His name and rest of our
hearts, shall say, "He has done all things well." And the more we see and
say thus now, the more of heaven's bliss we enjoy on earth. Shall not we,
who are reconciled to God by the Lamb's blood, be one in will, be one in
interest with Him. If we are not, it makes us, who are the friends of God,
look like enemies to Him. Oh, let not God and us be twain, since Jesus died
to make us one in Himself—to whom be glory and dominion, forever and ever.
Amen. The dear Lord Jesus be with you.