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
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 wounds.”
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
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 save.
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.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, pp. 58, 59.