Saturday, 10 December 2011

Sunday Blessings - The Lonely Christian



Lately  I  've   been  going  through  some  trials and  this  quote sent  by  a  friend blessed  me. When  Jesus  stepped  onto  the  earth  as Emmanuel,  God  with  us,  He  also  choose  loneliness.


The Loneliness of the Christian

“The loneliness of the Christian results from his walk with God in an ungodly world, a walk that must often take him away from the fellowship of good Christians as well as from that of the unregenerate world. His God-given instincts cry out for companionship with others of his kind, others who can understand his longings, his aspirations, his absorption in the love of Christ; and because within his circle of friends there are so few who share his inner experiences he is forced to walk alone. The unsatisfied longings of the prophets for human understanding caused them to cry out in their complaint, and even our Lord Himself suffered in the same way.

“The man who has passed on into the divine Presence in actual inner experience will not find many who understand him. He finds few who care to talk about that which is the supreme object of his interest, so he is often silent and preoccupied in the midst of noisy religious shoptalk. For this he earns the reputation of being dull and over-serious, so he is avoided and the gulf between him and society widens. He searches for friends upon whose garments he can detect the smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia out of the ivory palaces, and finding few or none he, like Mary of old, keeps these things in his heart.

“It is this very loneliness that throws him back upon God. His inability to find human companionship drives him to seek in God what he can find nowhere else.”

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My  blog  friend  John  Cowart  is  an  author of  repute he inspired  me  to  start  blogging . He  made a great Christmas video   called  CHRISTMAS  IN  A  TIN  BOX
Please  visit  his  blog  and  watch  him  tell  the  Christmas  story in  his  own   way.

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DeanO said...

Ms. Amrita, great post, very deep and true.

Amrita said...

Thanks DeanO

Amrita said...

From my BIL Prem by email

The only difference we have is The Holyspirit is with us for us and within us. His annointing flows through us. Out of us will flow rivers of living water. We belong to the family of God ,We dont need to be a lonely Christian. When everything fail and everybody deserts us we have God. God with us the Hope of Glory.

Pia said...

hi amrita. i know what u remind me of? marriage restoration because of your sister's. i'm always happy to see your name on my blog. God bless you, A.

Zim said...

I think Christian can be lonely by two ways. First - in the world, what is more common, because people from world don't understant us. Second - someone can be without church (denomination, not spiritual Church), for example because this person had been converted and live in small village or because church has bad teaching.

Amrita said...

May the lord do the same for you Pia

Amrita said...

Dear Zim, I like what you said. The prophets and apotles alsofelt this way

John Cowart said...

Hi Amrita,

Thank you for your kind words and for the link to my Christmas video.

I've often reflected how that, even though I helped you get started in blogging in the first place, your outreach far exceeds my own as your postings touch so many more lives around the world.

Good job Girl! Good job.

John Cowart
www.cowart.info/blog/

Amrita said...

I owe it to you Sir John ( as you would be addressed in India). I am so honored by your encouraging comment.