"The Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them." - Revelation 7:17
My soul thou hast not forgotten what thou wert so lately engaged in, a
day or two since, at the call of God the Holy Ghost, to behold the Lamb
of God. And art thou not still looking at him, gazing upon him,
feasting thine eyes, thine heart, all thy affections, upon him, and
following him, in the sweet contemplation, from his cross to his crown.
Come then, my soul, harp again and again upon this blessed string; for
sure it is most blessed. And remember, my soul, as thou lookest, thy
Jesus is in the midst of the throne - that is, the very centre of it.
"In Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily." For what is
the Lamb of God, but God revealing himself in him, to thee, my soul,
and all his people? And remember also, that the throne, in the midst of
which thy Jesus is, in scripture, is called" the throne of God and the
Lamb," on purpose to shew thee that it is one and the same. And what is
that throne, my soul, but a throne of grace - a mercy-seat, a place for
the poor and the needy to approach, "to obtain mercy, and find grace to
help in time of need?" Flee to it, my soul; haste! stay not; and
remember, as Jesus is in the midst of it, it is accessible every way,
and all around. The poor timid believer, that fears to go in front,
may, like the woman in the gospel, who came behind, touch but Jesus'
garment: efficacy from the Lamb is in every direction. If Jesus was not
there, it might be alarming to approach; but, remember the Lamb is
there - and he is tile Lamb of God. Sweet encouraging thought! Come
then, my soul, look to the Lamb. See, by faith, how he feeds the church
which is above. And will he not feed the church below? Oh, yes. "His
flesh is meat indeed, and his blood is drink indeed." He is the
heavenly pelican, that feeds his young with his blood. And Oh, what
spiritual food, what divine food, what suitable food, what
soul-satisfying, soul. ravishing, soul-strengthening food! Precious
Lamb of God! everything in thee is food. Feed my hungry soul, Oh thou
that art in the midst of the throne, and send me not empty away.