Look were Stephen Looked - a lesson from Scripture
WHEN believing souls, says the pious McCheyne, seek for peace and joy in believing, they do very generally confine their view to Christ upon the earth. They remember him as the good Shepherd seeking the lost sheep; they look to him sitting by the well of Samaria; they remember him saying to the sick of the palsy, "Be of good cheer, thy sins are forgiven thee;" but they too seldom think of looking where Stephen looked - to where Jesus is now - at the right hand of God. "If you would be whole Christians, you must look to a whole Christ; you must lift your eye from the cross to the throne, and you will find him the same Saviour in all - the same yesterday, and to-day, and forever." It is because he is at the right hand of God, that he is able to save to the uttermost all who come to God by him. How triumphantly does Paul present this glorious truth, as securing the salvation of all believers. "Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died; yea rather, that is risen again, who is ever at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us." Bright, indeed, are the future prospects of the true believer, however weak in himself, and however unworthy. Well may he rejoice to say, "I know that my Redeemer liveth."