Thursday, May 30, 2019

Faber: the sufficiency of Jesus

Thursday, May 30, 2019
    Feast of Josephine Butler, Social Reformer, 1906
    Commemoration of Joan of Arc, Visionary, 1431
    Commemoration of Apolo Kivebulaya, Priest, Evangelist, 1933
    Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.
    —John 21:25 (NIV)
    Wherever we turn in the church of God, there is Jesus. He is the beginning, middle, and end of everything to us... There is nothing good, nothing holy, nothing beautiful, nothing joyous, which He is not to His servants. No one need be poor, because, if he chooses, he can have Jesus for his own property and possession. No one need be downcast, for Jesus is the joy of heaven, and it is His joy to enter into sorrowful hearts. We can exaggerate about many things; but we can never exaggerate our obligation to Jesus, or the compassionate abundance of the love of Jesus to us. All our lives long we might talk of Jesus, and yet we should never come to an end of the sweet things that are to be said of Him. Eternity will not be long enough to learn all He is, or to praise Him for all He has done—but then, that matters not; for we shall be always with Him, and we desire nothing more.
    ... Frederick William Faber (1814-1863), All for Jesus, London: Richardson & Son, 1854, p. 1-2 (see the book)
    See also John 21:25; Job 26:14; Ps. 40:5; 71:15; Matt. 11:5; John 20:30-31; Acts 10:38
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You are everything to a needy world.
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