His Love So Peerless, So Matchless

For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many. – Mark 10:45

Just think for a moment: He had a crown in heaven; but He laid that aside, that you and I might wear one for ever. He had a girdle of brightness-brighter than the stars-about His loins; but He took it off, and laid it by, that you and I might eternally wear a girdle of righteousness. He had listened to the holy songs of the cherubim and seraphim; but He left them all that we might for ever dwell where angels sing; and then He came to earth, and He had many things, even in His poverty, which might have tended to His comfort; He laid down, first one glory, and then another, at love’s demand; at last, it came to this, He had nothing left but one poor garment, woven from the top throughout, and that was clinging to His back with blood, and He laid down that also. Then there was nothing left, He had not kept back one single thing. “There,” He might have said, “take an inventory of all I have, to the last farthing; I have given it all up for My people’s ransom.” And there was nought left now but His own life. O love insatiable! couldst Thou not stay there? Though He had given up one hand to cancel sin, and the other hand to reconcile us unto God; and had given up one foot that we might have our sinful feet for ever transfixed, and nailed, and fastened, never to wander, and the other foot to be fastened to the tree that we might have our feet at liberty to run the heavenly race; and there was nothing left but His poor heart, and He gave His heart up too, and they set it abroach with the spear, and forthwith there came out thence blood and water.

Ah, my Lord! what have I ever given to Thee compared to what Thou hast given for me? … I will say, in the last hour, “My Master, I have done nothing for Thee, after all, in comparison with what Thou hast done for me; and yet, what can I do more? How can I show my love to Thee, for Thy love to me, so peerless, so matchless? What shall I do? I will do nothing but-

“‘Dissolved by Thy goodness, I’ll fall to the ground,
And weep to the praise of the mercy I’ve found.’

“That is all I can do, and that I must and will do.” ~ C.H. Spurgeon


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