"CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY." This is the mystery hidden from the ages, but now made manifest to us His people. Beloved, let us ask what we think of Jesus this morning? What do we think of His divinity, as one with the Father? Of His humanity, as one with us? Of His unique person, as God and man, one in Christ? What think we of His sacrifice for sin? What think we of His grace as displayed in the work of our redemption? What think we of His word, as the ground of our hope, the source of our comfort, and the rule of our lives? What think we of His kingdom? What think we of His coming? How do we think of Jesus? Do we think of Him frequently, as of a subject full of pleasure? Naturally, as we think of refreshing food? Pleasantly, as we think of delightful music? Or, only seldom do we think of Him, and then with gloom, and without love and ardent desire? What does our thinking of Christ produce? Does it produce desire, love, trust, resolution, prayer, action? What are we willing to suffer for Christ? What are we willing to give up for Christ? What can we cheerfully give to Christ, to feed His poor, or to help His cause?
If asked what of Jesus I think,
Though still my best thoughts are nothing:
He's more than my meat and my drink,
My Life, and my Lord, and my King;.
My Shepherd, my Husband, my Friend,
My Saviour from sins big and small;
My Hope from beginning to end,
My Portion, my Head, and my All.