Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Christ a Refuge for desolate needy sinners

"There is not a single blessing of grace and salvation which is not secured and deposited in him. Ah, my friends, it is well for us they are treasured up in Christ Jesus, because in him they are safe and secure. The Holy Spirit, in his appointed time, convinces the heart of the poor sinner of the need of these spiritual blessings; He gives him deeply to feel his need, and puts a cry in his heart after them. The Lord says, 'I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them.' The poor sinner will never come to Christ, bow down before him and seek the Lord's blessing, until he is brought into poverty, destitution and indigent circumstances. He will never flee to Christ for refuge until every other resource fails him, and he is at his wits' end and knows not what to do. But, blessed be his name, Christ is a refuge for the helpless and the destitute. "

-- John Kershaw, London - April 18, 1853 [from the Shreveport Grace Church bulletin, Sept. 3, 2006]

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