I’ve recently been encouraged by J. C. Ryle’s comments on a description (name) of God found in 2 Samuel 23:4 that should be an encouragement to all us “old travelers.”
“He shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even as a morning without clouds…” (KJV).
“The text is taken from a chapter which ought to be very interesting to every Christian. It begins with the touching expression, ‘These be the last words of David.’ Whether that means, ‘these are the last words which David ever spoke by inspiration as a Psalmist,’ or ‘these are among the last sayings of David before his death.’ In either case it contains the experience of an old servant of God who has had many ups and downs in his life. It is the old soldier remembering his campaigns. It is the old traveler looking back on his journeys and sees his God as a morning without clouds.”
Thank you, Lord, for this reminder that no matter what the weather may be, YOU are always as ‘a morning without clouds.’