THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Saturday, January 15, 2000

But, you object, a heart like mine can offer Christ so little—at best, so poor and pinched and stingy a hospitality and such meagre fare; for I have nothing worthy of Him to set before Him, only a kind of affection, real enough at times, but which, at others, can and does so easily forget; only a will, quite unreliable, deplorably unstable; only a faith that is the merest shadow of what His real friends mean when they speak about faith...
I know. But, there was once a garret up under the roof, a poor, bare place enough. There was a table in it, and there were some benches, and a water-pot; a towel, and a basin in behind the door—but not much else—a bare, unhomelike room. But the Lord Christ entered into it. And, from that moment, it became the holiest of all, where souls innumerable ever since have met the Lord God, in His glory, face to face. And, if you give Him entrance to that very ordinary heart of yours, it, too, He will transform and sanctify and touch with a splendour of glory.
... A. J. Gossip (1873-1954), Experience Worketh Hope, Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1945, p. 158-159 (see the book; see also Ps. 51:10-12; more at Conversion)

 
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