He's Mine, and I Know He Loves Me

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In company with a brother in the Lord, I was giving away some tracts at F—. A woman was carrying a bucket of water, and as I went up to her to offer her a tract my brother in Christ said to her,
“Would you like to read something about Jesus?”
“Yes, thank you,” she immediately replied, her face beaming with joy; “He’s mine, and I know He loves me;” and at once offered us her hand in Christian affection.
We entered into conversation with her, and learned she had been brought to the Lord about five years before, during a time of large awakening.
We may not meet that dear woman again down here, but we shall surely meet and spend eternity—a cloudless, praise-filled eternity—together. Her words became fixed on our hearts, and enshrined there.
“He’s mine, and I know He loves me.”
And this was not only a note of joy to our ears, but, far better still, it was a note of praise in the Lord’s ear. It was the language of the Bride in the Canticles.
“I am my Beloved’s, and my Beloved is mine,” a song which some poor, trembling, but believing sinners are not able to sing all their life long; but a song the trusting sinner is entitled to sing the moment he trusts. Yes, the moment the sinner trusts Christ, that moment is he entitled to sing, with joy unspeakable and full of glory,
And what security, what holy joy, what deep, deep calm of soul is the portion of the trusting sinner whose song this is!
This, this indeed is peace!”
But it is more than that—it is the all-powerful motive to a life of devotedness to Christ—whole-heartedness for Christ—a life whose every action tells,
“Yea, doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord.”
Beloved reader, can you say that this Christ Jesus, the Son of God, the Son of Man, the Saviour and the “Eternal Lover” of His trusting ones, is yours?
If so, you can use the words of that dear woman,
“He’s mine, and I know He loves me.”