Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Love of Christ

Ephesians 3:19
The love of Christ which passeth knowledge.

The love of Christ in its sweetness, its fulness, its greatness, its faithfulness, passeth all human comprehension. Where shall language be found which shall describe His matchless, His unparalleled love towards the children of men? It is so vast and boundless that, as the swallow but skimmeth the water, and diveth not into its depths, so all descriptive words but touch the surface, while depths immeasurable lie beneath. Well might the poet say,
"O love, thou fathomless abyss!"
for this love of Christ is indeed measureless and fathomless; none can attain unto it. Before we can have any right idea of the love of Jesus, we must understand His previous glory in its height of majesty, and His incarnation upon the earth in all its depths of shame. But who can tell us the majesty of Christ? When He was enthroned in the highest heavens He was very God of very God; by Him were the heavens made, and all the hosts thereof. His own almighty arm upheld the spheres; the praises of cherubim and seraphim perpetually surrounded Him; the full chorus of the hallelujahs of the universe unceasingly flowed to the foot of his throne: He reigned supreme above all His creatures, God over all, blessed for ever. Who can tell His height of glory then? And who, on the other hand, can tell how low He descended? To be a man was something, to be a man of sorrows was far more; to bleed, and die, and suffer, these were much for Him who was the Son of God; but to suffer such unparalleled agony-to endure a death of shame and desertion by His Father, this is a depth of condescending love which the most inspired mind must utterly fail to fathom. Herein is love! and truly it is love that "passeth knowledge." O let this love fill our hearts with adoring gratitude, and lead us to practical manifestations of its power.

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon


Hootin' Anni said...

Hi Cathy...Nice meeting you.

I'm here as the administrator of the Bloggers Over 50 blogroll.

Before I can add you to the blogroll, I need to ask you to have either the blogroll intself [it's a javascript, dropdown ---so it'll NOT show unless you click on it] or a graphic link to the blogroll home site. Somewhere on your blog's sidebar.

When that is added, I can then add your blog url/title link.

Let me know.

The directions are found on the 'home site'

CLICK HERE (scroll down a bit for the directions)

Nancy said...

Charles Spurgeon has a way with making a point very clear. I love to read his devotionals

Cathy said...

hootin' anni, Thank you, I did not know if I had to have approval first. :o) I wanted to have an expandable blogroll, but I don't know if I can figure out how to do it. I will work on everything and let you know.

Nancy, as you know, I also love his beautiful devotionals. :o)

Hootin' Anni said...

Hi again!
I'll go add you to the bloggers over 50 right now.

You may have to refresh your browser once you're viewing your blog roll....

Happy to have you join us Cathy. I hope by visiting others our age group, you'll find some lasting friendships!!!!

Cathy said...

Thank you, hootin' anni, I changed from the blogroll to a link to the home page. I hope the way I did it is sufficient.

Daughter of the King said...

What another wonderful devotional share, Cathy.....Thank you.

Cathy said...

You're welcome, dear, Deby and thanks for visiting. :o)