Swallowed Up In God
Jonathan Edwards spoke often of the change that began in his life after Christ revealed Himself to him as he was reading the Word of God. Now remember, Jonathan’s dad was a Puritan pastor and Jonathan had been taught the scriptures all of his life. Reading the Bible was part of his routine since he was a child. One day, as a young man, a normal time reading the scripture turned into anything but normal. Listen to what Edwards says in his own words.
“The first instance, that I remember, of that sort of inward, sweet delight in God and divine things, that I have lived much in since, was on reading those words, 1 Tim. 1:17. “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen”. As I read the words, there came into my soul, and was as it were diffused through it, a sense of the glory of the Divine Being; a new sense, quite different from any thing I ever experienced before. Never any words of Scripture seemed to me as these words did. I thought within myself, how excellent a Being that was, and how happy I should be, if I might enjoy that God, and be rapt up to him in heaven; and be as it were swallowed up in him for ever!” “Swallowed up?” have you been swallowed up by God? Reading the Bible can be just routine or it can be life changing. Maybe today this invisible, eternal, immortal King will reveal Himself to you. Open your Bible and search for the Living Word who reveals Himself in scripture. You just might be surprised, He lives and speaks in His Word. He is waiting to meet with you.