His Heart Bursts, For He Hears The Name
“Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations.” Psalm 135:13
There on that deathbed, lies a saint; no gloom is on his brow, no terror on his face; weakly, but placidly, he smiles; he groans, perhaps, but yet he sings. He sighs now and then, but oftener he shouts. Stand by him. My brother, what makes thee look in death’s face with such joy? “Jesus,” he whispers. What makes thee so placid and calm? “The name of Jesus.” See, he forgets everything! Ask him a question; he cannot answer it—he does not understand you. Still he smiles…. Whisper in his ear, “Do you know the name of Jesus?” and his eyes flash glory, and his face beams heaven, and his lips speak sonnets, and his heart bursts with eternity; for he hears the name of Jesus, and that name shall endure for ever. “He who landed one in heaven will land me there. Come on, death. I will mention Christ’s name there. O grave! this shall be my glory, the name of Jesus! Hell-dog! this shall be thy death—for the sting of death is extracted—Christ our Lord.” “His name shall endure for ever.” ~ Charles H. Spurgeon
For this Advent season consider this invitation from my friend Becky, as we study and celebrate the excellencies of His name – to see Him more fully, to know Him better, and to worship and love Him more. Won’t you visit her beautiful site and celebrate His season with us.