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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Rejoicing with the Bride

"The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love" (Zephaniah 3:17)

Holy feeling had an important place in the life of our Lord. "For the joy that was set before him" (Hebrews 12:2) He endured the Cross and despised its shame. He pictured Himself crying, "Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost" (Luke 15:6).

On the night of His agony He "sang a hymn" before going out to the Mount of Olives. After His resurrection He sang among His brethren in the great congregation (Psalm 22:22).

And if the Song of Solomon refers to Christ (as most Christians believe it does) then how are we to miss the sound of His rejoicing as He brings His Bride home after the night has ended and the shadows have fled away?

Walk in the light! and you shall know
That fellowship of love,
His Spirit only can bestow
Who reigns in light above.

~A. W. Tozer~

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