Sunday, August 23, 2015

Christ Crucified

Ponder the amazing love exhibited in the death of Christ. Would you see the highest manifestation of eternal love? Then contemplate Christ crucified! Here is the grand exhibition of infinite love.  In the crucifixion of the glorious Redeemer, the brightest love that ever shone on earth is displayed.

What boundless love is seen here; the infinite love of Christ, shining in all its glory!  What but infinite love brought Him from the height of glory and bliss to the depths of sufferings;  from the throne of Heaven to the cross of Calvary!  What but infinite love made Him a suffering man, and a dying Savior!  What but infinite love made Him hasten to Jerusalem, to suffer for rebellious sinners!  What but infinite love led Him to Gethsemane, to endure those agonies for sinners, where His blessed form was covered with bloody sweat!  What but infinite love nailed Him to the cross, there to bleed and die for sinners!

Think of this, wonder at it, be amazed at it!

Christ, the glorious Son of God dying for you, a vile sinner, a rebel worm!  O admire that love which pitied you in your lost condition, visited your world, and raised you from the depths of sin and suffering to become an heir of eternal bliss and glory!

How vast is this love! The all surpassing love of a dying Savior! Your breadths and lengths have never been compassed by a human thought;  your depths never fathomed by a created intelligence;  your heights never scanned by a seraph's gaze!

Stupendous love!

What a theme; the dying love of the crucified Son of God!  Well may angels desire to dwell on this mystery!  Well may saints be enraptured with this profound subject!  What heart is so obdurate as not to be melted by its touching exhibition or so benighted as not to be dazzled by its glory!  How wonderful! That He who kindled up the stars of Heaven should take upon Him our nature, and die in our room and stead!

Amazing love!

This is the wonder of wonders, the unsearchable riches of Christ!

Truly, the love of Christ surpasses knowledge!

[David Harsha]


John 15:13 ...  Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Romans 5:10 ... For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

Ephesians 3:8 ... Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;

Galatians 2:20 ... I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.❤