"Master! where dwellest thou?" - John 1:38.
Is this the earnest inquiry of my soul? Hear then the answer: "Thus
saith the high and lofty One, whose name is Holy, I dwell in the high
and holy place; with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit,
to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the
contrite ones." Pause, my soul. Are these qualities produced by grace
in thine heart? Jesus, Master, make me what thou wouldest have me to
be; and then come, Lord, agreeably to thy promises. Thou hast said, my
Father will come, and I will come, and make our abode with him. And
thou hast said, the Holy Ghost shall come and abide with us forever.
What, my soul, shall I indeed have such glorious personages for my
companions? Behold, Lord, the heaven, and the heaven of heavens, cannot
contain thee! Oh for grace and a sanctity of thought corresponding to
such mercies, since our bodies are the temple of the Holy Ghost, which
dwelleth in us!