The Americans call a very rough snow-storm a blizzard. Very often these tempests block up railways and roads, and stop all business in the districts where they rage, and even men and women perish in them.
One such was raging some time since. During its fury a doctor had managed to go his rounds and see his patients. Probably much exhausted from battling with wind and driving snow, he had at last reached his own house. There he was found lifeless, with his hand upon the knocker, buried in the deep snow drifted against the door. The doctor was just too late to gain a refuge from the storm.
God’s storm of judgment will burst sooner or later upon this world. Solemnly and affectionately we urge you to flee to Jesus, the Refuge of sinners. “The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is SAFE” (Prov. 18:10).
The storm of Calvary burst upon the head of Jesus, that God’s judgment might never reach any one who believes. Christ became the substitute, the just One suffered instead of the unjust.
Many intend to be saved some time before they die; but none know when that will be, for death is busy all around, Besides, the Lord Jesus may come for His own, as He has promised, and then the opened door of salvation will be for ever shut against all who have refused the Gospel!
I remember about fourteen years ago, before I was saved, how startled I felt when I awoke in the middle of the night. The city was all slumbering, and the solemn silence of the midnight hour was wrapped over all. Then a sudden fear stole into my heart, and I asked myself the question, “Has the Lord come at last, and left me behind?”
I can well remember the relief I felt when I knew my father and mother were still on earth, and that it was not TOO LATE for me to be saved. The Lord Jesus Himself says, “Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out” (John 6:37). And again, “Verily, verily I say unto you, He that believeth on Me hath everlasting life” (John 6:47).
If you come to Him, you will never have to regret: nor repent your choice, and you will never come into judgment; the storm of God’s wrath will never touch you.
Scattered Seed 1889, p. 23