My Elder Brother
in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might
be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make
reconciliation for the sins of the people. Heb. 2:17
The Elder Brother of our race is by the
eternal throne. He looks upon every soul who is turning his face toward Him as
the Saviour. He knows by experience what are the weaknesses of humanity, what
are our wants, and where lies the strength of our temptations. . . . He is
watching over you, trembling child of God. Are you tempted? He will deliver.
Are you weak? He will strengthen. Are you ignorant? He will enlighten. Are you
wounded? He will heal. The Lord "telleth the number of the stars";
and yet "He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their
Whatever your anxieties and trials,
spread out your case before the Lord. Your spirit will be braced for endurance.
The way will be open for you to disentangle yourself from embarrassment and
difficulty. The weaker and more helpless you know yourself to be, the stronger
will you become in His strength. The heavier your burdens, the more blessed the
rest in casting them upon your Burden Bearer.
Circumstances may separate friends; the
restless waters of the wide sea may roll between us and them. But no
circumstances, no distance, can separate us from the Saviour. Wherever we may
be, He is at our right hand, to support, maintain, uphold, and cheer. Greater
than the love of a mother for her child is Christ's love for His redeemed. It
is our privilege to rest in His love; to say, "I will trust Him; for He
gave His life for me."
Human love may change, but Christ's love
knows no change. When we cry to Him for help, His hand is stretched out to
He desires us to realize that He has
returned to heaven as our Elder Brother and that the measureless power given
Him has been placed at our disposal.
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