Become The Channel Through Which Christ Will Work
“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.” John 14:1 (NASB)
Were we less familiar with these words, we should be more startled by their immeasurable meaning. One who seems a man asks all other men to give Him precisely the same faith and confidence that they give to God. He would not abate His claim, though He was the humblest and meekest of men. And the irresistible conclusion is forced on us, that He was and knew Himself to be “God manifested in the flesh.”
1. FAITH IN JESUS IS THE CURE OF HEART TROUBLE. It is of little use to say, “Let not your heart be troubled,” unless you can add “Trust Christ.” Only if we can trust can we be still. Only on the care of our never-failing Redeemer can weeping be exchanged for a radiant and unspeakable joy.
2. FAITH IN JESUS CONDUCTS TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD. . .The world says, Seeing is believing; Jesus says, Believing is seeing. The true way to know God is, not by arguing about or seeking to verify His existence by intellectual processes, but by obeying the precepts of Jesus; following the footsteps of Jesus; holding fellowship with Jesus.
3. FAITH IN JESUS WILL MAKE OUR LIVES THE CHANNEL THROUGH WHICH HE CAN WORK. “He who believes in Me, the works that I do, . . .” etc. (John 14:12-14). The Gospels are included in the one clause; the Acts and all the marvels of the following ages in the other. Jesus is always the worker; and the man who yields himself most utterly to Him in obedience and faith, will become the channel through which He will work most mightily.
F. B. Meyer, Our Daily Homily