And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.…
It is a blank cheque that He puts into their hands to fill up. It is the key of His treasure-house which He offers to us all, with the assured confidence that if we open it we shall find all that we need. Christ stands before us like some of those fountains erected at some great national festival, out of which pour for all the multitude every variety of draught which they desire, and each man that goes with his empty cup gets it filled with that which he wishes. "What seek ye?" Wisdom? You students, you thinkers, you young men that are fighting with intellectual difficulties, "What seek ye?" Truth? He gives us that. You others, "What seek ye?" Love, peace, victory, self-control, hope, anodyne for sorrow? Whatever you desire, you will find in Jesus Christ. The first words with which He broke the silence, when He spake to man as the Messias, were at once a searching question, probing their aims and purposes, and a gracious promise pledging Him to a task not beyond His power, however far beyond that of all others — even the task of giving to each man His heart's desire. "What seek ye? " "Seek, and ye shall fled."
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