Westside Baptist Church of York  

Welcome to West Side Baptist Church of York

Kermit L. Minnick, Pastor


"Look unto Me, and be saved . . ."

  Isaiah 45:22



I sometimes think I might have been in darkness and despair until now had it not been for the goodness of God in sending a snowstorm, one Sunday morning, while I was going to a certain place of worship. When I could go no further, I turned down a side street and came to a little...chapel. In that chapel there may have been a dozen or fifteen people. The minister did not come that morning; he was snowed up, I suppose. At last, a very thin-looking man . . went up into the pulpit to preach... The text was, “Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth.”

“My dear friends, this is a very simple text indeed. It says 'Look.' . . A man needn't go to college to learn to look... Anyone can look. Even a child can look. But then the text says, 'Look unto Me.' Ay! Many of you are looking to yourselves, but it's no use looking there. You'll never find any comfort in yourselves...Look to Christ...”

Then the good man followed up his text in this way: “Look unto me, I am sweating great drops of blood. Look unto me, I am hanging on the cross. Look unto Me, I am dead and buried. Look unto Me, I rise again. Look unto Me, I ascend into heaven. Look unto Me, I am sitting at the Father's right hand. O poor sinner, Look unto Me! Look unto Me!”

I saw at once the way of salvation. I know not what else he said—I did not take notice of it—I was so possessed with that one thought. Like as 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!', what a charming word it seemed to me! Oh! I looked until I could almost have looked my eyes away...There and then the cloud was gone, the darkness had rolled away, and that moment I saw the sun.

-- Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)


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