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14:10 Heart Secrets

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray

The heart knows its own bitterness, and a stranger does not share its joy. Proverbs 14:10.

In one of his sermons, Keith Daniel tells how the godly Andrew Murray in his old age fell flat in the street.

So greatly did South Africans respect this holy man, that a silence fell upon all who saw what happened. Was he having a heart attack? A stroke? Under pressure from a policeman, Murray hesitantly explained that his collapse had been because for the first time in many years he had lost his sense of the presence of God.

Who, standing by, would have guessed that?

This led me to a meditation. What is the most significant day in all eternity?

Not the day of creation.

Not the day the universe dissolves.

Not judgment day.

It was the day God in effect tore himself in two when he broke communion with himself because of our sin, and Jesus cried, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” This was the most profound day in heaven or on earth. We may never be able to fully understand the agony of that moment, nor the joy that followed Christ’s restoration.

Oh God, although unable to penetrate your heart fully, may we comprehend something of this and never take Good Friday or communion lightly again.