All the year round, every hour of every day, God is richly blessing us.  Both when we sleep and when we wake, His mercy waits upon us.  The sun may leave off shining, but our God will never cease to cheer His children with His love.  Like a river, His lovingkindness is always flowing with a fullness as inexhaustible as His own nature, which is its source.  Like the atmosphere which always surrounds the earth and is always ready to support the life of man, the benevolence of God surrounds all His creatures.  In it, as in their element, they live and move and have their being.  Yet, as the sun on summer days appears to gladden us with beams more warm and bright than at other times, and as rivers are, at certain seasons, swollen with the rain, and as the atmosphere itself, on occasion, is fraught with more fresh, more bracing, or more balmy influences than heretofore, so is it with the mercy of God.  It has its golden hours, its days of overflow when the Lord magnifies His grace and lifts high His love before the sons of men. – Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892), commenting on Psalm 119.124.

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