Transfixed by a Glorious Gospel

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Jonathan Edwards once wrote these words:

If the great things of [the Christian faith] are rightly understood, they will affect the heart. The reason why men are not affected by such infinitely great, important, glorious, and wonderful things, as they often hear and read of in the word of God, is, undoubtedly, because they are [spiritually] blind; if they were not so, it would be impossible, and utterly inconsistent with human nature, that their hearts should be otherwise than strongly impressed, and greatly moved by such things.

Similarly, King David writes in Psalm 19:

“The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; more to be desired are they than gold, [yes,] than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey [..] and in keeping them there is great reward.”

If you’re a Christian, I pray for you the same prayer I so often pray for myself: That God’s Spirit would set our hearts ablaze as we come to the pages of Sacred Scripture, that we might long to know and love God more deeply.

If you’re not a Christian, let me say this to you: We were made for God, and our hearts will be restless until they find their rest in Him. Hear His call and you will find that He is everything you need, He can satisfy your soul and heal your deepest wounds in ways that nothing else can.