Thoughts on the Way Home

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Sense of Him

But Mary was standing outside the tomb weeping...And they said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him." John 20:11-13

What an illustration. Do our hearts find themselves in this condition when our sin has taken away a sense of His presence? Or have we settled down to this condition?

Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?" Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, "Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away." John 20:15

When we find ourselves in this condition would we - like Mary - do anything to get Him back?

We most certainly walk by faith. And our spiritual sanity cannot be based on feelings and experiences. The grounds of our hope is the objective work of Christ. But to deny the reality of experiential Christianity in order to accommodate for a low level of Christianity is to do violence to verses such as John 14:20, 21, and 23.