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The Unfathomable Love of Christ December 23, 2006

Posted by larrylaz in Quotes.
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Joe,

As we celebrate the incarnation of our Lord, this portion of a prayer that I read this morning in Valley of Vision seemed very fitting. For we know that Christ came into the world to die, and so to make atonement for our sin and reconcile us to our Maker and King. I thought this was a beautiful description of the riches of Christ’s love for His people:

Christ was all anguish that I might be all joy,
cast off that I might be brought in,
trodden down as an enemy
that I might be welcomed as a friend,
surrendered to hell’s worst
that I might attain heaven’s best,
stripped that I might be clothed,
wounded that I might be healed,
athirst that I might drink,
tormented that I might be comforted,
made a shame that I might inherit glory,
entered darkness that I might have eternal light.

My Saviour wept that all tears might be wiped away from my eyes,
groaned that I might have endless song,
endured all pain that I might have unfading health,
bore a thorned crown that I might have a glory-diadem,
bowed his head that I might uplift mine,
experienced reproach that I might receive welcome,
closed his eyes in death that I might gaze on unclouded
brightness,
expired that I might for ever live.

So as we make final preparations for Christmas, may we seek to marvel at what infinite love Christ manifested during His earthly life and death. May God use the words above to give us “strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge…” (Eph. 3:18-19).

Larry

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