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

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

There Was Nothing Small About Him!

Francis Grimke said:
[Christianity] is the religion of Jesus Christ.

Who was Jesus Christ? You have the record of His life in the four Gospels; read them, and you will find out who He was.

He was the God-man.
In Him dwelt all the fullness of the God-head bodily;
He was the brightness of the Father's glory and the expressed image of His person.
He was holy, harmless, undefiled, and separate from sinners.

It is impossible to read that record and not to be impressed with the singular beauty and nobility of His character.

There was nothing small about Him:
He was big in every way – big of soul;
He lived on the loftiest plain;
He saw things as God saw them – from the high vantage ground of truth, of justice, [of] righteousness.

There was nothing narrow [or] provincial about Him:

His sympathies were world wide; His great scheme of redemption was all-embracing.
When He came to send out His disciples, after His plans were consummated, He said to them: "Go ye, into all the world, and preach the Gospel unto every creature."
The whole world, every creature, were embraced in His great scheme of redemption.

It is impossible to stand in the presence of Jesus Christ, to become fully conscious of what He was, in His singularly pure and beautiful character, in the great sweep of His noble thoughts and sympathies, without feeling ashamed of all that is little, mean, contemptible, ignoble within us.
Francis Grimke, "Christianity And Race Prejudice," May 29th 1910.

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