People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done all things well!” they said. Mark 7:37

The truth to which they gave utterance, is full of deep and unspeakable comfort; and ought
to be daily remembered by all true Christians.

Let us remember it, as we look BACK over the past days of our lives, from the hour of our
conversion. “Our Lord has done all things well!” In the first bringing us out of darkness into His marvelous light; in humbling us and teaching us our weakness, guilt, and folly; in stripping us of our idols; in choosing all our portions; in placing us where we are, and giving us what we have—how well everything has been done! How great the mercy—that we have not had our own way!

Let us remember it as we look FORWARD to the days yet to come. We know not what they may be:bright or dark, many or few. But we do know, that we are in the hands of Him who does all things well!

He will not err in any of His dealings with us.
He will take away and give;
He will afflict and bereave;
He will move and He will settle, with . . .
perfect wisdom,
at the right time,
in the right way.

The great Shepherd of the sheep makes no mistakes! He leads every lamb of His flock by the right way—to eternal glory.

We shall never see the full beauty of these words, until the resurrection morning. We shall then look back over our lives, and know the meaning of everything which happened—from first to last. We shall remember all the way by which we were led—and confess that “all was well done!”

The why and the wherefore, the causes and the reasons of everything which now perplexes us—will be as clear and plain as the sun at noon day.
We shall wonder at our own past blindness, and marvel that we could ever have doubted our Lord’s love!

People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done all things well!” they said. Mark 7:37

— J C Ryle



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