HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.” Acts 8:39
He came worshipping. All the way from Ethiopia to Jerusalem he journeyed, to do homage to the one true God.
My soul will never approach Him in vain, if it approaches Him with such earnestness and such lowliness, with a such whole-hearted intensity of desire and expectation. “To this man, He will look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at His word.”
He returned searching. For in Jerusalem he had not found all that he sought, and he still continued reading in the book of the Evangelical Prophet. It is a lesson to me: not to be spasmodic, fitful, and easily discouraged in my quest for the most divine blessings; to knock and knock until the door is opened to me. God loves a persistent and important seeker. Then shall I know, if I follow on to know the Lord?
He went on his way rejoicing. After the midnight of weeping, after the twilight of dimness and uncertainty — his was the day dawn of unspeakable gladness. So Christ, if I inquire after Him, if I cling about His feet and refuse to let Him go — will bless me . . .
- with the assurance of His pardoning mercy,
- with the sweetness of His sanctifying grace,
- with the delights of communion with Himself,
- with the inheritance which never fades away.
Let me repeat the eunuch’s significant history — and I shall be diademed with his crown.