Christ’s Love is a Mighty Thing

Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. – Romans 8:34

When we were sinners, we were sinners against the very person who died for us. “Tis strange, ’tis passing strange, ’tis wonderful,” that the very Christ against whom we have sinned died for us. If a man should be injured in the street, if a punishment should be demanded of the person who attacked him, it would be passing strange if the injured man should for love’s sake bear the penalty that the other might go free; but ’twas so with Christ. He had been injured, yet He suffers for the very injury that others did to Him. He dies for His enemies-dies for the men that hate and scorn Him. There is an old tradition, that the very man who pierced Christ’s side was converted; and I sometimes think that peradventure in heaven we shall meet with those very men who drove the nails into His hands and pierced His side. Love is a mighty thing; it can forgive great transgressors. I know my Master said, “Begin at Jerusalem,” and I think He said that because there lived the men who had crucified Him, and He wanted them to be saved. My hearer, hast thou ever blasphemed Christ? Hast thou ever mocked Him, and scoffed at His people? Hast thou done all thou couldst to emulate the example of those who spat in His holy face? Dost thou repent of it? Dost thou feel thou needst a Saviour? Then I tell thee, in Christ’s name, He is thy Saviour; yes, thy Saviour, though thou hast insulted Him-thy Saviour, though thou hast trampled on Him-thy Saviour though thou hast spoken evil of His people, His day, His Word, and His gospel…

Go away and rejoice; for if thou be the chief of sinners thou shalt be saved, if thou believest. ~ C.H. Spurgeon


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