Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Journey

Facts are more wonderful than fables. The journey which our Divine Lover took was from Heaven to earth. To win His bride, He exchanged the bosom of the eternal Father to lie, a feeble infant, on a woman's bosom. The Son of God left the throne of the universe, and assumed the guise of humanity to be cradled in a feeding trough and murdered on a cross!

In His people, He found His bride deep in debt and paid it all. Herself under sentence of death, He died in her place. A lost creature, clad in rags, He took off His own royal robes to cover her. To wash her, He shed His blood! To win her, He shed His tears! Finding her poor and miserable and naked, He endowed her with all His goods and heir of all things. Everything that He possessed as His Father's Son, she was to forever enjoy and share with Himself!

[Thomas Guthrie]

Isaiah 53:5 ... But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Ephesians 3:19 ... And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

Revelation 1:5 ... And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,❤