Book Review
Sunlight for Cloudy Days

Sunlight for Cloudy Days

by C. H. Spurgeon
Wakeman Trust (British publisher of Reformed Christian Literature)

Sunlight for Cloudy Days  is related in spirit to The Suffering Letters, but isn't necessarily from times of illness. It contains sermons and talks given at church prayer meetings, which, as the title indicates, are intended to encourage. The collection was edited by the present pastor of Spurgeon's Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. The text of the first is "But I am Poor and Needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me", Psalm 40:17. The truth is timeless, seen here from Spurgeon in 1885, and again in J.I. Packer's 2013 book, Weakness is the Way, new in the Cornerstone library last August.

Here is a quote from "The Purposes of Pain", a Spurgeon article in Sunlight: "Heaven's poetry is in the agonising cry, 'Nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt,' and it is a grand result of trial if we learn to imitate our Lord with this hearty utterance, and thus have fellowship with his sufferings. Anything is a boon by which we are made more fully to be partakers with him."