“We love Him, because He first loved us.” -1 Jn. 4.19
Is your heart cold toward the Lord today? Cold toward those souls He has placed in your life? Consider these words from Robert Murray McCheyne, written almost 200 years ago:
When a poor sinner cleaves to Jesus, and finds the forgiving love of God, he cannot but love God back again. When the prodigal returned home, and felt his father’s arms around his neck, then did he feel the gushings of affection toward his father. When the summer sun shines full down upon the sea, it draws the vapours upward to the sky. So when the sunbeams of the Sun of Righteousness fall upon the soul, they draw forth the constant risings of love to Him in return.
Some of you are longing to be able to love God. Come into His love, then. Consent to be loved by Him, though worthless in yourself. It is better to be loved by Him than to love, and it is the only way to learn to love Him. When the light of the sun falls upon the moon, it finds the moon dark and unlovely; but the moon reflects the light, and casts it back again. So let the love of God shine into your chest, and you will cast it back again. The love of Christ constraineth us. ‘We love Him, because He first loved us.’ The only cure for a cold heart is to look at the heart of Jesus.
Look at the heart of Jesus today, and you will be saved from the lies and distortions of this crooked and perverse generation. The glory of the heavenly Kingdom awaits the weak soul who turns to look upon the Man, Christ Jesus. He will warm your heart and cause it to catch fire again.