This alone is the vexed soul's refuge!
(Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889)
"In Him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge!" Colossians 2:3
The one true resting-place where doubt and weariness, the stings of a pricking conscience, and the longings of an unsatisfied soul would all be quieted—is Christ Himself!
Not the church, but Christ.
Not doctrine, but Christ.
Not religious forms and ceremonies, but Christ.
Christ the God-man . . .
giving His life for ours,
sealing the everlasting covenant, and
making peace for us through the blood of His cross!
Christ the divine storehouse of all light and truth, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge!
Christ the infinite vessel—the enlightener, the teacher, the quickener, the comforter—so that out of His fullness we may receive grace upon grace.
This, this alone is the vexed soul's refuge, its rock to build on, its home to abide in—until the great tempter is bound and every conflict ended in victory.