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16 December, 2014

O, Christ, in Thee My Soul Hath Found!

John 10:10 “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” 

What a breath-taking truth! “I am come,” Just another way of saying “Before Abraham was, I AM.” All others began to be; our Lord is pre-temporal, definitely coming out
of the eternities for a definite purpose: “That they might have life.”This quality of life which the Biologist from Eternity gives, 
increases in quantity forever – Abundantly!”

The abundant life which Christ offers is the possession alone 
of those whom He designates “My Sheep.” It is not an entering into
material blessedness. It is a spiritual fullness conditional altogether 
upon likeness to the Lord, and walking in that obedience 

toward God wherein He walked. Its first condition is the acceptance
of the Cross whereby the world is crucified unto the believer and
the believer unto the world. But, as this separation is recognized 
and accepted, and the life is wholly yielded and kept subject
to the will of the Father, the Master’s incoming and indwelling meets
every longing and every need. Then alone will be understood the meaning
of the promise of our text: “I am come that they might have life, 
and that they might have it more abundantly.”

Have we come to the fountain of life? Are we drinking of its fullness?
Are we living in His love? This is the life of our spirit; the health 
of our body; the secret of our joy!

May we seek this overflowing life, and become “channels only,” with “
all His wondrous power flowing through us” so that He can use us
every day and every hour! 

Rev. Evan H. Hopkins

Come to the everlasting spring and drink freely. It never runs dry!
“Though millions their thirst are now slaking,
It never runs dry,
And millions may still come partaking,
It never runs dry!”

Springs in the Valley,