Thursday, December 29, 2011

Insatiable Desires Christward

Andrew Bonar's sketch of Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661) presents before our eyes another of that great multitude of whom we ought to "consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith."

His description of himself on one occasion is, "A man often borne down and hungry, and waiting for the marriage supper of the Lamb." He is now gone on to the "mountain of myrrh and the hill of frankincense;" and there he no doubt still wonders at the unopened, unsearchable treasure of Christ. But oh! for his insatiable desires Christward! Oh! for ten such men in Scotland to stand in the gap! - men who all day long find nothing but Christ to rest in, whose very sleep is a pursuing after Christ in dreams, and who intensely desire to "awake with His likeness."

The Letters of Samuel Rutherford, ed. Frank E. Gabelein


JDP
High Country Baptist Church of Colorado Springs

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