Psa 42:2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
I have just been reading of the last days of a true believer, and his whole dying experience was comprehended in one sentence, "I am sighing for Jesus!"
He did not sigh for life, nor for ease-but he was sighing for Jesus.
I cannot help observing, how much of my experience now, is expressed in those words, "I am sighing for Jesus."
Yes, yes, I can do without riches, or fame, or the honor which man confers.
I am pretty well content with what providence sends me-and yet I often sigh, and sigh deeply too.
Some would think me unhappy-but I am not.
Some may conclude I am discontented with my situation in life-but I am not.
Yet I sigh-I often sigh.
I have read of a bird, which if caught and caged-never ceases to sigh, until it obtains its liberty, or dies.
I am somewhat like that bird, and I expect I shall continue to sigh-until I obtain my desire.
I have had a glimpse of Jesus-and I sigh for a full view of Him.
I have tasted the sweetness of communion with Him-and I sigh for uninterrupted fellowship.
I have felt a little of the cleansing influence of His precious blood, and Holy Spirit-and I sigh for a thorough cleansing, that I may be perfectly and forever holy.
I sigh for Jesus-that I may...know Him more perfectly, love Him more entirely, and enjoy Him uninterruptedly!
I sigh to be exactly like Jesus!
I sigh to be forever with Jesus!
I believe that if I were just like Him, and always with Him-that I would sigh no more;
And I think that nothing else will put a complete stop to my sighing.
Yes, the day is coming, and it may be very near-when the days of my mourning will be ended-and when I shall heave the last sigh, and begin the never-ending song!
My sorrows will soon end, and my sighing will forever cease!
I shall soon be with Jesus, like Jesus, and everlastingly employed in praising Jesus!
And then, I shall sigh no more!
Isa 51:11 Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.