I ran across this quote from one of Fredrick Faber’s sermons in A.W. Tozer’s book The Pursuit of God and was immediately captivated by it:
Wherever we turn in the church of God, there is Jesus. He is the beginning, middle and end of everything to us. …There is nothing good, nothing holy, nothing beautiful, nothing joyous which He is not to His servants. No one need be poor, because, if he chooses, he can have Jesus for his own property and possession. No one need be downcast, for Jesus is the joy of heaven, and it is His joy to enter into sorrowful hearts. We can exaggerate about many things; but we can never exaggerate our obligation to Jesus, or the compassionate abundance of the love of Jesus to us. All our lives long we might talk of Jesus, and yet we should never come to an end of the sweet things that might be said of Him. Eternity will not be long enough to learn all He is, or to praise Him for all He has done, but then, that matters not; for we shall be always with Him, and we desire nothing more.
Introducing Faber to his readers Tozer Writes:
His love for the Person of Christ was so intense that it threatened to consume him; it burned within him as a sweet and holy madness and flowed from his lips like molten gold.
I so wish the same could be said for me! Create in me an overwhelming longing to experience more of you Jesus, instill in me a mighty passion to know you deeper and more intimately. Let me love for you burn within me as a sweet and holy madness.