From “Our Lord’s Question to the Blind Men” by Charles Spurgeon
Sinners are not half as sensible as sparrows. David said in one of the psalms, “I watch and am as a sparrow alone upon the housetop.” Well, have you noticed the sparrow? He keeps his eyes open and the moment he sees a grain of wheat or anything to eat down in the road, he flies to get it. I never knew him wait for someone to invite him, much less to beg and beseech him to come and feed. He sees the food and he says to himself, “Here is a hungry sparrow and there is a piece of bread. Those two things go well together—they shall not be long apart.” Down he flies and eats up all he can find as fast as he finds it. Oh, if you had half the sense of the sparrow, you would say, “Here is a guilty sinner and there is a precious Savior. These two things go well together—they shall not be long apart. I believe in Jesus and Jesus is mine.”
…Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.
Oh, how I want to do that! But, how do I?
Over the years, my understanding of the gift of salvation that I received from Christ has grown. It started as acceptance of the fact that I am a sinner in need of a savior, and that Jesus is the only one capable of being the sacrifice to pay for my sins. The relief I felt when I first accepted this at the age of 34 was tremendous. However, I have gradually come to understand how He is enough for me on a daily basis as I have experienced many losses over the years.
Most recently, physical disabilities have drastically reduced my contact with people since I am mostly homebound. A year ago, I had started training to be a Biblical counselor, but I have found that I can’t commit to be physically present for a person. I am extremely sensitive to perfumes and fragrances from laundry detergents, dryer sheets, makeup, shampoo, etc. which cause me to be sick with vertigo and migraines for several days following exposure.
Around the time that I realized what was making me so sick, I suddenly had a desire to write a book. The words just poured out of me even though writing had never been a strong ability of mine. All of what I had learned from several years of being sick with vertigo, migraines, and insomnia was there…on paper…and it felt so good to think that someone else might benefit by seeing how God had been faithful to me through it all. He has taught me so much through trials, and I wanted to comfort someone else as I had been comforted (2 Corinthians 1:4). Attempts to get this book published have been challenging, causing me to wonder if there might be a different way for me to fulfill my part of the Great Commission.
My desire is to share with you, my friend and reader, what I am learning as I study the Bible. When I was first saved, I found it difficult to be excited about study; maybe, I didn’t know where to start, but start I did. I have found such treasures as I have dug deeper and deeper. Sometimes, I even find diamonds where I only saw pearls the first time around. Sermons from people like Charles Spurgeon spark deep thoughts about what I read in Scripture, and I’m so eager to share these with someone. What a blessing it is to have technology to help with this commission; I pray that something I share will be an encouragement to you as I attempt to point you to the True Treasure.