Thoughts on the day the sky was red.
‘Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, what a blessing it is to see in Jesus ‘the morning star’…
It is best to see Jesus as the sun; but when we cannot do so, the next best thing is to see him as that start which prophesies the day, and shows that the eternal light is near at hand. If I am not today all that I hope to be, yet I see Jesus, and that assures me that I shall one day be like him. A sight of Jesus by faith is the pledge of beholding him in his glory and being transformed into his image. If I have not at this hour all the light and joy I could desire, yet I shall have it; for as surely as I see the morning star I shall see the day. The morning star is never far from the sun. Come, my soul, has the Lord given thee the morning star? Dost thou hold fast that truth grace, hope, and love which the Lord has given thee? Then in this thou hast the dawn of coming glory. He that makes thee overcome evil, and persevere in righteousness, has therein given thee the morning star.’
Charles Spurgeon – The Chequebook of the Bank of Faith