Thoughts on the Way Home

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Christ Can Never Grow Stale


“A man would think that such a Christ should never be one whole hour together out of his people’s thoughts and affections: that wherever they go, they should carry him up and down with them, in their thoughts, desires, and delights, that they should lie down with Christ in their thoughts at night, and when they awake be still with him, that their very dreams in the night should be sweet visions of Christ, and all their words savour of Christ.

Though all other things do, yet Christ never can grow stale. He is the same yesterday, to-day, and forever. When the saints shall have fed their eyes upon him in heaven, thousands and millions of years, he shall be as fresh and beautiful as at the beginning.

The longer you know Christ, and the nearer you come to him, still the more do you see of his glory. Every farther prospect of Christ entertains the mind with a fresh delight. He is as it were a new Christ every day — and yet the same Christ still.”

— John Flavel, The Fountain of Life

HT: Of First Importance