Friday, December 19, 2014

In The Heart Of Jesus



HAPPY 


SABBATH!





For the past two days,‭ ‬the words,‭ “At‬ the Heart of Jesus/Why Should you be lonely/There's a full supply‭” ‬have been going through my thoughts constantly,‭ ‬and I have been humming the tune to those words at the strangest times.

To my mind,‭ ‬there was something that I needed to understand,‭ ‬remember,‭ ‬think of,‭ ‬hold onto,‭ ‬fix upon, and trust in the Lord for or about. But what?

Finally,‭ ‬just before the start of the Sabbath, I remembered that the first word of the song was IN the heart of Jesus, and I suddenly felt free. Some burden that I had been carrying, unconsciously? was gone, and so I had to go and find a traditional performance of this hymn, a much loved old favorite which seemed to have somehow been put on the back-burner of my life.

How was it possible for me to mistake an AT for an IN?

If I am AT the door of a venue for a performance - I am ONLOOKER.
If I am IN(side) the door of a venue for a performance - I am a PARTICIPANT! I am engaged!

Look at these words of the Master:

 Revelation 3:20 King James Version (KJV)

20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

This difference is significant, and speaks a great deal about us and our walk with Jesus.

As a young lady, this song, In the Heart of Jesus, had always touched me in the place of my need, whether I was sad, stressed, tired, lonely, feeling happy or unhappy, feeling loved or unloved, bewildered, feeling friendless and especially whenever/wherever I saw,  or heard something that impacted that part of me where the Love of God resided.

I am writing this, and I can feel my heart remembering and swelling, and tears are welling up.

There is something about this song that holds the gospel, that lights a path, comforts the heart, speaks peace, delivers truth, and says:

“So what about it? Don’t you know that He knows you?
“Don’t you believe that He truly loved you unto death?
“Won’t you trust Him in His faithfulness to deliver you?
“Won’t you cast your cares upon Him?
“Won’t you love Him back, and thereby go home to His rest?
“He is the God of All Hope. Accept Him!”

I get all that, and much more from this old hymn.

I invite you to prayerfully read the following words of the hymn and let the words speak to you, and then listen to a beautiful rendition of the same, and I pray that whatever the situation, and wherever your locale, that the comfort of the Holy Spirit may be yours. He is faithful!

1. In the heart of Jesus, there is love for you,
Love most pure and tender, love most deep and true;
Why should you be lonely, why for friendship sigh,
When the heart of Jesus has a full supply?

2. In the mind of Jesus there is thought for you,
Warm as summer sunshine, sweet as morning dew;
Why should you be fearful, why take anxious thought,
Since the mind of Jesus cares for those He bought?

3. In the field of Jesus there is work for you;
Such as even angels might rejoice to do;
Why stand idly sighing for some life-work grand,
While the field of Jesus seeks your reaping hand?

4. In the home of Jesus there’s a place for you;
Glorious, bright, and joyous, calm and peaceful, too;
Why then, like a wanderer, roam with weary pace,
If the home of Jesus holds for you a place?

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2817

Be well, and be gloriously blessed,

BJ