He is precious!
“Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: …” (1 Peter 2:7)
Christ’s presence is everything. John Brown, of Haddington, said he would not exchange the learning of one hour’s fellowship with Christ for all the liberal learning in ten thousand universities during ten thousand years, even though angels were to be his teachers.
Phillips Brooks was once crossing the Atlantic and a young man, a fellow-passenger, having an intense desire for an interview with him, went to his cabin door and knocked gently. As no answer was received he quietly opened the door, to find the great saint of God prostrate upon the floor, his hands raised to heaven and his lips moving in prayer. These were the words which he heard: “O Lord Jesus, Thou hast filled my life with peace and gladness. To look into Thy face is earth’s most exquisite joy.”
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful Face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.
“He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.” (Song of Solomon 2:4)
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