A Habitual Sight of Christ

While doing some research on Thomas Goodwin this morning I ran across this wonderful quote on Tony Reinke’s website and wanted to present it here.

The Indwelling of Christ by faith…is to have Jesus Christ continually in one’s eye, a habitual sight of Him. I call it so because a man actually does not always think of Christ; but as a man does not look up to the sun continually, yet he sees the light of it…. So you should carry along and bear along in your eye the sight and knowledge of Christ, so that at least a presence of Him accompanies you, which faith makes.

—Thomas Goodwin
The Works of Thomas Goodwin, Volume 2

Tony has also posted a thorough review of the twelve volume Complete Works of Thomas Goodwin along with a nice introduction to this gifted puritan theologian.

Via: Tony Reinke