Did You Lose Christ?

Luke 2:44-46

Tell me where you lost the company of Christ, and I will tell you the most likely place for you to find him again. Did you lose the company of Christ by forgetting prayer, and becoming slack in your devotion?

Have you lost Christ in the closet? Then you will find him there. Did you lose Christ through some sin? Then you will find him in no other way but by the giving up of the sin, and seeking by the Holy Spirit to mortify the member in which the lust doth dwell.

Did you lose Christ by neglecting the Scriptures? Then you must find Christ in the Scriptures; where you lost him, you will find him. It is a true saying, “Look for a thing where you dropped it, for it is there.”

So learn from this, O Christian, that you will never find your Master where folly exhibits herself to gazing multitudes. You will never find Him where curious learning studies with deep research to discover everything that is wonderful and profound.

You will never find Him where giddy mirth is gathered in the assemblies of the ungodly. But if you would find Christ, you must find Him in His Temple, in the house of prayer!

Sinner, if you seek Christ, seek Him where He is to be found!

(C.H. Spurgeon: Sermon 2611. pg 101, A Lost Christ Found)
[Emphasis and Pictures Mine]

Here is a great place to start and find Christ again…

But if you would find Christ,
you must find Him in His Temple,
in the house of prayer!

Comments 2

  • AMEN Lenny I could not agree more.
    Even in this time of staying home we, and I admit myself, have found many good things to do. But while we have this time, get alone with the Lord and pray! He may have given us this time for that very purpose.
    Praying together is great, but praying alone is where I find instruction, remembrance, guidance, struggle, correction, and pleasure among other things.Take the time you will not regret it!

  • Yes! Amen indeed!

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