During the life of Jesus on earth, the word He chiefly used when speaking of the relations of the disciples to Himself was: "e;Follow me."e; When about to leave for heaven, He gave them a new word, in which their more intimate and spiritual union with Himself in glory should be expressed. That chosen word was: "e;Abide in me."e;It is to be feared that there are many earnest followers of Jesus from whom the meaning of this word, with the blessed experience it promises, is very much hidden. While trusting in their Saviour for pardon and for help, and seeking to some extent to obey Him, they have hardly realized to what closeness of union, to what intimacy of fellowship, to what wondrous oneness of life and interest, He invited them when He said, "e;Abide in me."e; This is not only an unspeakable loss to themselves, but the Church and the world suffer in what they lose.
Abide in Christ
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