Saturday, June 14, 2008

comfort in the face of death

I'm pinching this quote from Irish Calvinist - I hope they don't mind! - because I found it so encouraging. Charles Spurgeon is supposed to have said it to his friend J.W. Harrald as he faced death.

Ah! the bridge of grace will bear your weight, brother. Thousands of big sinners have gone across that bridge, yea, tens of thousands have gone over it. I can hear their trampings now as they traverse the great arches of the bridge of salvation. They come by their thousands, by their myriads; e’er since the day when Christ first entered into His glory, they come, and yet never a stone has sprung in that mighty bridge. Some have been the chief of sinners, and some have come at the very last of their days, but the arch has never yielded beneath their weight. I will go with them trusting to the same support; it will bear me over as it has borne them.
This quote is from The Forgotten Spurgeon, p.164.

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