The mind has often been sensible of a feeling of awe as we have stood upon the shore, and gazed upon the vast expanse of the ocean. With a similar, yet far transcending emotion–we approach the infinite ocean of Christ’s love!
Like the eternity of God–we cannot fathom where His love begins, or where it terminates.
There is no other solution to the marvelous mysteries of His Incarnation and Sacrificial Death but this, Christ has loved us!
Love originated all, explains all, illustrates all and is the interpreter of every Divine mystery.
There is not a circumstance of our Lord’s history which is not another form or manifestation of love.
His incarnation, is love stooping,
sympathy, is love weeping,
compassion, is love supporting,
grace, is love acting.
His teaching, is the voice of love,
silence, is the repose of love,
patience, is the restraint of love,
obedience, is the labor of love,
suffering, is the travail of love,
His cross, is the altar of love,
death, is the burnt offering of love,
resurrection, is the triumph of love,
ascension into Heaven, is the enthronement of love,
intercession in Heaven, is the prayer of love.
Nothing short of a divine love could or would have borne our sins, and the punishment of our sins. There existed no love but the love of Jesus, which was equal to the work of salvation.
Who was willing, who was able–to bear that heavy load, to endure that overwhelming curse, but Jesus?
Oh, think, beloved reader, what the love of Christ has done and suffered for you:
the burden it bore,
sorrow it felt,
humiliation it underwent,
how inconceivably it agonized,
freely it bled,
voluntarily it died,
the sins it has pardoned,
guilt it has cleansed,
backslidings it has healed,
sorrows it has soothed,
patience it has exercised,
the gentleness it has exhibited
–and then ask: Could any other but the love of Jesus have done all this, and endured all this?
Such is the love of Christ!
To have saved us upon such terms.
Was there ever a love like this?
And Was it ever equaled?
Where shall we find its parallel?
The love of Christ will be the wonder, the study, and the song of all pure, holy creatures through eternity!
Beloved, nothing shall take the love of Christ from you, or separate you from it.
It does not ebb with the ebbing of your feelings;
or chill with the chill of your affections;
and does not change with the changing scenes and circumstances of your life.
The love of Christ has . . .
depths we cannot sound,
heights we cannot explore,
an infinite fullness and freeness tiding over all the sins, infirmities, and sorrows of its blessed and favored objects!
Seek to know this love of Christ!
Do not limit your heart experience of Christ’s love–for it is infinite in its nature, and boundless in its extent.
How little do we know, experimentally, of the love of Christ in our souls!
Bring your heart and sink it into the depths of the Savior’s love!
May the Lord direct your heart into the love of God!
Believe that He loves you!
“Blessed Jesus! Your love, like Your agonies, is an unknown and unfathomable depth! It surpasses knowledge. Let it rise and expand before me, until it . . .
fills the entire scope of my soul’s vision;
occupies every niche of my heart;
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