August 21, 2021

Christ's Infinite Love

Before they call I will answer, while they are yet speaking I will hear.
Isaiah 65:24
The love of Christ has no border; it has no shore; it has no bottom. The love of Christ is boundless; it is bottomless; it is infinite; it is divine. That it passeth knowledge is the greatest thing that ever was said, or could be said about it, and Paul was raised up to see that and to say it. We shall come to the shore—we shall strike the bottom—of every other love, but never of the love of Christ! No, never! It passeth now—and it will forever pass—knowledge. You, who have once cast yourselves into it, and upon it—the great mystic speaks of it as if it were at once an ocean and a mountain—you will never come to the length of it, or to the breadth of it, or to the depth of it, or to the height of it. To all eternity, the love of Christ to you will be new. It will fill you full of wonder, and expectation, and imagination; full of joy and sweetness and satisfaction: and still the half will not be known to you. Heap up eternity upon eternity, and still the love of Christ to you will make all eternity to be but the springtime of life to you, and still but the early days of your everlasting espousals. The love of Christ will, absolutely and everlastingly, pass all knowledge. The love of Christ, like the peace of God, will everlastingly pass all understanding.
 Alexander Whyte (1922)

But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.
 Romans 5:8
Prayer after thinking about today's devotion:
Amazing Love, how can it be that thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
 Charles Wesley (1738)
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After your own thanksgivings & petitions, close with the Lord's Prayer.

And Can It Be, 1 stanza in English, 3 stanzas in Swahili
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