Monday, November 14, 2011

Nothing But Jesus

“As it began to dawn . . . came Mary Magdalene . . . to see the sepulchre.” (Matthew 28:1)

Let us learn from Mary Magdalene how to obtain fellowship with the Lord Jesus. Notice how she looked for Him. She sought the Savior very early in the morning. If you can wait for Christ and be patient in the hope of having fellowship with Him at some distant hour, you will never have fellowship at all. The heart that is prepared for communion is a hungering and thirsting heart. She sought Him with great boldness. Other disciples ran and hid, but Mary stood at the sepulcher. (See John 20:11) If you desire to have Christ with you, let nothing hold you back. Defy the world. Press on where others flee. She sought Christ faithfully – she stood at the sepulcher. Some find it hard to stand by a living Savior, but she stood by a dead one. Let us seek Christ in this way, remaining faithful though all others forsake Him. She sought Jesus earnestly. She stood weeping. Those tears led the Savior to come forth and show Himself to Her. If you desire Jesus’ presence, weep after it! If you cannot be happy unless He comes and says to you, “You are My beloved,” you will soon hear His voice. She sought the Savior only. She did not care for the angels. Her search was only for her Lord. If Christ is your one and only love, if your heart has cast out all rivals, you will not lack the comfort of His presence. Mary Magdalene sought Jesus because she loved much. Let us experience the same intensity of affection. Let our heart, like Mary’s, be full of Christ. Then our love, like hers, will be satisfied with nothing but Him.

Charles H. Spurgeon; Morning & Evening, July 14

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