DayBreaks for 07/27/12 – That Is What I Want

DayBreaks for 07/27/12 – That Is What I Want

Dwight L. Moody told this story: “A lady in Wales told me this story: An English friend of hers, a. mother, had a child that was sick. At first they considered there was no danger, until one day the doctor came in and said that the symptoms were very unfavourable. He took the mother out of the room, and told her that the child could not live. The news came like a thunderbolt. After the doctor had gone, the mother went into the room where the child lay and began to talk to the child, and tried to divert its mind.

“Darling, do you know you will soon hear the music of heaven? You will hear a sweeter song than you have ever heard on earth. You will hear them sing the song of Moses and the Lamb. You are very fond of music. Won’t it be sweet, darling?”

“And the little tired, sick child turned its head away, and said, “O mamma, I am so tired and so sick, that I think it would make me worse to hear all that music.”

“Well,” the mother said, “you will soon see Jesus. You will see the seraphim and cherubim, and the streets all paved with gold”; and she went on picturing heaven as it is described in Revelation.

“The little tired child again turned its head away, and said. “O mamma, I am so tired, that I think it would make me worse to see all those beautiful things!”

“At last the mother took the child up in her arms, and pressed her to her loving heart. And the little sick one whispered – “O mamma, that is what I want. If Jesus will only take me in His arms and let me rest!”

Come unto me all ye who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. – Matthew 11:28

PRAYER: Hold us, Lord, for we are weary and tired and weak.  We are sick with sin, feverish in our delusions, and we need you to hold us and give us that rest!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2012 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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