The Invincible Joy of Every Believer in Jesus

by John MacDuff

The night dews of affliction and disappointment may fall thickly upon it—the storms of sorrow may beat heavily against it – the winds of adversity may howl fearfully around it—but, like those fabled lamps of which we read, that, century after century, illumined the sepulchers of the east— burning with calm and steady light, amid the desolation of all earthly things— unchanged and unextinguishable; so does this joy— this living spark struck off from the great source of light and life—outlive all deaths, all changes, until it accompanies the freed spirit of the believer in whom it dwells, back to those abodes of joy from whence it came.

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