Jesus, cast a look on me. Give me sweet simplicity. Make me poor and keep me low. Seeking only Thee to know.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Is it possible to get so focused on Christ that you begin to miss ones right in front of you who need love? Is it possible to develop "blinders" of sorts to where your awe of what little God has revealed of Himself has blinded you by its beauty that you begin to see only what He is doing for you and through you? Is it possible to be "drunk" on the beauty, so pure and genuine, of Christ?
Or...would that be an oxymoron?
If you truly have received the blood-bought forgiveness of Christ...shouldn't that, doesn't that open your eyes even more to those hurting around you? Does it not soften your heart to where you can physically and emotionally feel the pain someone is going through even if you don't know them or the details of their struggles...simply knowing that they are a child of God, wholly and dearly loved, and they are hurting...hurts you. doesn't it??

"When thou hast the King's ear, speak to him for the suffering members of his body. When thou art favoured to draw very near to his throne, and the King saith to thee, "Ask, and I will give thee what thou wilt", let thy petitions be, not for thyself alone, but for the many who need his aid. If thou hast grace at all, and art not an intercessor, that grace must be small as a grain of mustard seed. Thou hast just enough grace to float thy soul clear from the quicksand, but thou hast no deep floods of grace, or else thou wouldst carry in thy joyous bark a weighty cargo of the wants of others, and thou wouldst bring back from thy Lord, for them, rich blessings which but for thee they might not have obtained:--"
Charles H. Spurgeon

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