Daily Remembrancer

December 8 Morning: "I rejoice in Thy salvation" - I Sam 2:1
"FOR THERE IS NONE BESIDE THEE: NEITHER IS THERE ANY ROCK LIKE OUR GOD." God's salvation is a deliverance from the worst of evils, of freest grace, for the best of purposes. He saves the poor and needy, the guilty and the distressed, who call upon Him, and believe in Him. We who have obtained mercy, should with Hannah rejoice in God's salvation, as those who have received an exceptional favour; as those who are laid under, and are ready to acknowledge their infinite obligations. Salvation is the proper source of joy and rejoicing; and while some rejoice in possessions, some in power, and some in earthly prospects, let us rejoice in the salvation of our God. It is a cause for rejoicing in sickness and in health, in poverty and in plenty, in life and in death. Although the fig tree should not blossom, neither should fruit be on the vine; though the labour of the olive should fail, and the fields should yield no more meat; though the flock should be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls: yet we may rejoice in the Lord and in the God of our salvation; for not one thing shall fail of all that He hath spoken: "Salvation is of the Lord!"

Join heaven and earth to bless
The Lord our righteousness;
In Him I will rejoice
With cheerful heart and voice;
In Him complete I shine:
His life and death are mine.
Adapted and edited by Dr Tow S H.