Devotion





"We would see Jesus."
- John 12:21



Evermore the worldling's cry is, "Who will show us any good?" He seeks
satisfaction in earthly comforts, enjoyments, and riches. But the
quickened sinner knows of only one good. "O that I knew where I might
find
HIM!" When he is truly awakened to feel his guilt, if you could pour
the
gold of India at his feet, he would say, "Take it away: I want to find
HIM." It is a blessed thing for a man, when he has brought his desires
into a focus, so that they all centre in one object. When he has fifty
different desires, his heart resembles a mere of stagnant water, spread
out into a marsh, breeding miasma and pestilence; but when all his
desires
are brought into one channel, his heart becomes like a river of pure
water, running swiftly to fertilize the fields. Happy is he who hath
one
desire, if that one desire be set on Christ, though it may not yet have
been realized. If Jesus be a soul's desire, it is a blessed sign of
divine
work within. Such a man will never be content with mere ordinances.
He will say, "I want Christ; I must have him-mere ordinances are of no
use to me; I want himself; do not offer me these; you offer me the
empty
pitcher, while I am dying of thirst; give me water, or I die.
Jesus is my soul's desire.
I would see Jesus!"

Is this thy condition, my reader, at this moment? Hast thou but one
desire, and is that after Christ? Then thou art not far from the
kingdom
of heaven. Hast thou but one wish in thy heart, and that one wish that
thou mayst be washed from all thy sins in Jesus' blood? Canst thou
really
say, "I would give all I have to be a Christian; I would give up
everything I have and hope for, if I might but feel that I have an
interest in Christ?" Then, despite all thy fears, be of good cheer, the
Lord loveth thee, and thou shalt come out into daylight soon, and
rejoice
in the liberty wherewith Christ makes men free.
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~ by ubcky4 on April 18, 2008.

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