“I am crucified with Christ:  Nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

“Sing, my soul, sing about Redemption, and forget not to revel daily in its rich refrain:– ‘The Son of God who loved me and gave  Himself for me.’  Here is love’s ultimate goal– ‘Me.’  The poor, wretched, guilty, vile sinner is looked upon, longed for, and loved.  Jesus, the tender, sympathizing Saviour, has set His holy heart upon the sinner.  He must seek him; He must save him; He must succor him; He must have him.  Oh, blessed be God that I am that sinner and Jesus is my Saviour.

Here is Love’s uttermost gesture:–‘gave Himself for me.’  To gain the sinner, to gather the guilty, to rescue the rebel, to lure the lost, Love will go to the uttermost gesture of grace and give Himself a ransom for all, including me.  It is indeed an uttermost gesture.  He cannot do more.  He will not do less.  It is Love’s uttermost limit of love.”

John Ridley


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