For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather

Monday, August 1, 2011

To Those Who Believe, Christ Is Precious

John Fawcett wrote:
There is an incomparable and transcendent excellency in the person of Christ, in every respect. He is fairer than the children of men; he is altogether lovely. The excellencies which are found in any of his creatures are as nothing, when compared with his excellency.

Wisdom in them is but a beam; but he is the glorious Sun of Righteousness.

Goodness in them is but as the drop of a bucket; but he is the fountain, the ocean of goodness.

Holiness in them is but a glimmering spark — but he is the brightness of his Father's glory, and the express image of his person.

He is equal in all glorious excellencies with the Father.

His divine nature puts infinite dignity on his amazing condescension, gives eternal efficacy to the sacrifice which he offered up to expiate our sins, and to the righteousness which he wrought out to justify our persons.

There is everything in Christ to encourage poor sinners to apply to him, to look for salvation in his name, and to inspire their hearts with love to his person.

There are motives and arguments of every kind to excite you to choose him for your Savior, your friend, and your portion.

You are guilty — his blood cleanses from all sin.

You are miserable — he is rich in mercy.

You are helpless — he is mighty to save.

You are impoverished — his riches are unsearchable. His treasures of grace are inexhaustible.

Approach unto him, be not afraid of a disappointment; he has assured you he will in no wise cast you out.

John Fawcett, Christ Precious To Those Who Believe

HT: Christ . . . Altogether Lovely

1 comment:

Sarah said...

So, so, so precious. I want this printed and hanging in a place I can re-read on a regular basis!