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Look to Me!

August 19, 2019

Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth. Isaiah 45:22 (KJV)

Here is the story of the conversion of C. H. Spurgeon.

One Sunday morning, I came to a little chapel. The minister was snowed in and a shoemaker went up into the pulpit.

He began: “The text says ‘Look.’ Now lookin’ ain’t liftin’ your foot or your finger; it is just, ‘Look.’ A man needn’t go to college to learn to look. You may be the biggest fool, and yet you can look. A man needn’t be worth a thousand a year to be able to look. Anyone can look; even a child can look.”

“Many of ye are lookin’ to yourselves, but it’s no use lookin’ there. Ye will never find any comfort in yourselves. Look to Christ. Then he said: ‘Look unto Me; I am sweatin’ great drops of blood. Look unto Me; I am hangin’ on the cross. Look unto Me; I am dead and buried. Look unto Me; I rise again. Look unto Me; I ascend to heaven. Look unto Me; I am sittin’ at the Father’s right hand. O poor sinner, look unto Me! Look unto Me!’”

Then he looked at me and said “Young man, you look miserable.” I had not been accustomed to have remarks made from the pulpit on my personal appearance before. However, it struck home. He continued, “and you always will be miserable—miserable in life and death—if you don’t obey my text; but if you obey now, this moment, you will be saved.”

Then he shouted, “Young man, look to Jesus Christ. Look! Look! Look! You have nothing to do but look and live.” I saw at once the way of salvation. Like when the brazen serpent was lifted up, the people only looked and were healed; so it was with me. I had been waiting to do fifty things, but when I heard that word, “Look!” I did.

Will you look to Christ and find salvation today?


The Author
Colin Smith

Colin Smith is the senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He has authored a number of books, including Heaven, How I Got Here and Heaven, So Near - So Far. Colin is the president and teacher for Unlocking the Bible. Follow him on Twitter.



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