Thursday, April 5, 2012

Love unfathomable

That God should punish the innocent for the guilty
  • that He should exact the blood of His Son to cancel the guilt of His rebels
  • that He should lay an infinite weight of wrath on His soul, in order to lay an infinite weight of love on ours
  • that He should sacrifice His life of priceless value for ours, worthless, forfeited, and doomed
  • that He should not only give His Son, but should bruise Him, put Him to grief, afflict Him, should make His soul an offering for sin
  • that the Lord of glory should become a man of sorrows
  • the Lord of life should die
  • and the Heir of all things should be as he that serves.

Oh depth of love unfathomable! 
Oh height of love unsearchable! 
Oh length and breadth of love unmeasurable! 
Oh love of God which surpasses knowledge! 

(Winslow, Octavius. The Glory of the Redeemer in His Person and Work. Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1859. Print. Line breaks and bullets mine)

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