He Lives Within My Heart
One of the greatest promises is the promise we can abide in Christ. In earlier Christian times, believers called the Communion "the medicine of immortality," and God gave them the desire to pray:
"Be known to us in breaking bread, But do not then depart; Savior, abide with us and spread, Thy table in our heart."
Some churches have a teaching that you will find God only at their table-and that you leave God there when you leave. I am so glad that God has given us light. We may take the Presence of the table with us. We may take the Bread of Life with us as we go.
"According to Thy gracious word, In meek humility, This will I do, my dying Lord; I will remember Thee.
Thy body, broken for my sake, My bread from heaven shall be;
Thy testimonial cup I take, And thus remember Thee.
When to the cross I turn mine eyes And rest on Calvary,
O Lamb of God, my sacrifice, I must remember Thee.
And when these failing lips grow dumb and mind and memory flee.
When Thou shalt in Thy kingdom come, Jesus, remember me!"
Let's never permit what happened on Calvary, that Good Friday long ago, to become so familiar that we forget the Awesomeness of that great Sacrifice given for our redemption. Now because He arose in victory, we can abide with Him, and He with us.
"Abide in me as I abide in you....." John 15:a
Give the Savior your thanks on this Good Friday, and then look forward to celebrating Resurrection Sunday!
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Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!