Friday, July 29, 2016

Wherever He Turned, The Sun Was There!

The dimness of sin impairs our vision, but were we to see Jesus, as we shall see Him in Heaven.  I think it would happen to us as once it happened to a celebrated philosopher:  Pursuing his discoveries on the subject of light, he ventured on a bold experiment. He fixed his gaze steadily, for some time, on the sun, exposing his naked eyes to the burning beams of the fiery disc.

And such was the impression made on the organ of sight that wherever he turned, the sun was there! If he looked down, the sun was beneath his feet;  it shone in the top of the sky in the murkiest midnight; it blazed on the page of every book he read; he saw it when he shut his eyes and he saw it when he opened them.  The sun was the last object which he saw when he passed into sleep and it was the first to meet his waking eyes.

Happy would it be for us, if we got some such sight of Jesus, and the glory of that Sun of Righteousness were so impressed upon the eye of faith that we could never forget Him, and, ever seeing Him, ever loved Him!

[Thomas Guthrie]

Hebrews 12:2 ... Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Psalm 144:15 ... Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.

Malachi 4:2 ... But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.❤