“Unto you that believe, He is precious.” – 1 Peter 2:7
As all the rivers run into the sea, so all delights center in our beloved Jesus. The glances of His eyes outshine the sun; the beauties of His face are fairer than the choicest flowers; no fragrance is like the breath of His mouth. The gems of the mine and pearls from the sea are worthless things when measured by His preciousness. Peter tells us that Jesus is precious, but he did not and could not tell us how precious, nor could any of us compute the value of God’s unspeakable gift. Words cannot set forth the preciousness of Christ to His people, nor fully tell how essential He is to their satisfaction and happiness. If even once He hides Himself from us, the flowers of our garden are withered, our pleasant fruits decay and the birds suspend their songs.
He is the soul of our soul, the light of our light, and the life of our life. What would you do in this world without Him, when you awake and face the day’s battle? What would you do at night when you come home weary if there were no door of fellowship for you and Christ? Blessed be His name, He will not allow us to face things without Him, for Jesus never forsakes His own. Yet the thought of what life would be without Him enhances His preciousness.
C. H. Spurgeon