Well done!

J. C. Ryle, "The Gospel of Mark" 1857)

People were overwhelmed with amazement.
"He has done all things well!" they said.
     Mark 7:37

The truth to which they gave utterance, is full
of deep and unspeakable comfort; and ought
to be daily remembered by all true Christians.

Let us remember it, as we look BACK over the
past days of our lives, from the hour of our
conversion. "Our Lord has done all things well!"
In the first bringing us out of darkness into His
marvelous light; in humbling us and teaching
us our weakness, guilt, and folly; in stripping
us of our idols; in choosing all our portions; in
placing us where we are, and giving us what
we have—how well everything has been done!
How great the mercy—that we have not had
our own way!

Let us remember it as we look FORWARD to the
days yet to come. We know not what they may be:
bright or dark, many or few. But we do know, that
we are in the hands of Him who does all things well!

He will not err in any of His dealings with us.

He will take away and give;
He will afflict and bereave;
He will move and He will settle, with . . .
  perfect wisdom,
  at the right time,
  in the right way.

The great Shepherd of the sheep makes
no mistakes!
He leads every lamb of His flock
by the right way—to eternal glory.

We shall never see the full beauty of these
words, until the resurrection morning. We shall
then look back over our lives, and know the
meaning of everything which happened—from
first to last. We shall remember all the way
by which we were led—and confess that "all
was well done!"

The why and the wherefore, the causes and the
of everything which now perplexes us—
will be as clear and plain as the sun at noon day.

We shall wonder at our own past blindness,
and marvel that we could ever have doubted
our Lord's love!

People were overwhelmed with amazement.
"He has done all things well!" they said.
     Mark 7:37