Wherever he turned, the sun was there!
(Thomas Guthrie, 1803-1873)
The dimness of sin impairs our vision, but were we to see Jesus, as we shall see Him in Heaven — I think it would happen to us as once it happened to a celebrated philosopher:
Pursuing his discoveries on the subject of light — he ventured on a bold experiment. He fixed his gaze steadily, for some time, on the sun — exposing his naked eyes to the burning beams of the fiery disc.
And such was the impression made on the organ of sight — that wherever he turned, the sun was there!
If he looked down, the sun was beneath his feet;
it shone in the top of the sky in the murkiest midnight;
it blazed on the page of every book he read;
he saw it when he shut his eyes — and he saw it when he opened them.
The sun was the last object which he saw when he passed into sleep — and it was the first to meet his waking eyes.
Happy would it be for us, if we got some such sight of Jesus, and the glory of that Sun of Righteousness were so impressed upon the eye of faith — that we could never forget Him, and, ever seeing Him, ever loved Him!
"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus!" Hebrews 12:2