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Sweet Communion

Posted by Jerry White on Feb 8, 2016

“While thinking this afternoon of some friends who have been running eagerly from one place to another after a celebrated, and, I suppose, most interesting preacher, this idea forcibly struck me—why manifest such undue concern after streams, when we have the Fountain always accessible? I can, in my humble cottage, approach the footstool of the Father of mercies, and enjoy the manifestation of His love!”
Gleanings from the Inner Life of Ruth Bryan, November 21, 1830
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“If we would ripen in grace, we must live near to Jesus—in His presence—ripened by the sunshine of His smiles. We must hold sweet communion with Him. We must leave the distant view of His face and come near, as John did, and pillow our head on His breast; then we shall find ourselves advancing in holiness, in love, in faith, in hope—yea, in every precious gift.”
Charles H. Spurgeon
Morning and Evening, October 20, A.M.
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The Lord Jesus said, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink” (John 7:37). God spoke through Isaiah, “Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat!” (Isaiah 55:1). The overflowing Fountain of living water is found in one source, the presence of Jesus Christ. What Ruth Bryan wrote in 1830 is also true today. Some sincere believers looking for spiritual refreshment run eagerly to this Bible study, or to a new voice of an effective preacher/teacher, or to another church where the music and singing is more inspiring. These thirsty ones have not yet learned how to go to Heaven’s Fountain and drink deeply until their soul is satisfied. Jesus said, Come to Me and drink—not a certain place, not a special gathering, not another Christian, but Him.

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