(David Harsha, “The Death of Christ”)
“Christ died for the ungodly!” Romans 5:6
O the dying love of the Savior!
If we would learn something of the vastness of redeeming love, we must consider the character and dignity of Him by whom it was manifested.
… how shall we express our admiration and praise . . .
when we see Him whom seraphim adore, stooping from heaven to earth–to encircle vile sinners in the arms of His mercy;
and when we see Him, who is infinite in power, and majesty, and riches and glory–voluntarily placing Himself in the room of rebels on earth;
because we see Jesus, the brightness of His Father’s glory, stretched upon the cross, racked with the most intense pain of body and soul, and suffering for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God!
How amazing that He, who, by His infinite power, could have at once annihilated our rebellious race, or consigned us to everlasting punishment–should, for a season . . .
divest Himself of His heavenly glory,
visit rebellious earth,
stoop so low in humiliation,
become so poor,
suffer so much,
endure such a shameful, painful, and accursed death–
for the purpose of making vile sinners eternally rich, holy, and happy in the Paradise of God!
“May you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully!” Ephesians 3:18-19
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