THE LOVE OF CHRIST

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

At the time of my conversion I experienced an awareness of the humanity of Christ. I was strangely drawn to the gospels. It was as if I could not hear enough about Jesus. He became incredibly real to me: my friend, my role model, my teacher, my Savior, and my joy. Several months after my conversion I became aware of His deity, I was stunned and overwhelmed. Jesus was not only a man He was God. He was the Creator and Upholder of all things. I was humbled by His wisdom, awed at His omnipresence, and terrified by His omnipotence. He was not only the lamb of God, He is also the lion of the tribe of Judah. Charles Spurgeon is known as the prince of preachers, reading His description of the greatness of Christ shows us why he has been called by that name.

“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? 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.”

Like Paul, Spurgeon spent his life trying to describe the indescribeable Christ. No words can express the greatness of His power, the depth of His love, or the power of His presence. No poems or songs could tell of His matchless grace, His mercy that never ends, or the convicting nature of His holiness. No matter how we have polluted our lives, destroyed our bodies, or decimated our realationships He is still there for us. Christ relates to our weaknesses in His humanity. He is touched with the feeling of our weaknesses. He has power to overcome our weaknesses because He is God. If you feel all alone today, He is your forever friend. If you are surrounded with enemies, He is more than able to lead you in triumph. Think about it, Jesus the Lion and the Lamb is there for you today.

6 Replies to “THE LOVE OF CHRIST”

  1. Nothing can separate me from the love of God , that is in Christ Jeesus ! I love God ,He loved me first . Father thank you for Jesus ! He is the way the truth and the life , no one can go to the Father any other way ! Jesus !

  2. It is so awesome and humbling at the same time, to try to wrap your head around the depths of all that God is. I really think we should eliminate the term “bible scholar” from all human language and change it to baby bible explorer, anything more, just would not be accurate.

  3. HALLELUJAH HE IS THE I AM, THE AUTHOR BEGINNING AND THE END.:)
    JESUS YOU ARE AWESOME/UNIQUE ALL IN ALL, EVERYTHING
    HE IS GLORIOUS….
    YOU ARE MY LOVE AND I AM YOURS. HALLELUJAH. YOUR GRACE AND MERCY AND LIFE, THANK YOU…..
    HOLY SPIRIT HAVE YOUR WAY… NO WORDS BUT, HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH
    I WILL SING HALLELUJAH ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE, ALL THE WAY HOME.

    GOOD AFTERNOON PASTOR FRANK, HALLELUJAH, WITH LOVE. HAVE A GREAT AND AWESOME DAY IN OUR KING JESUS CHRIST, OK NE POWERFUL DUNAMUS NAME 🙂 HE IS GLORIOUS

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