Behold His precious Gift transfixed to it!

(Octavius Winslow, "Morning Thoughts")

"He that spared not His own Son, but delivered
 Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him
 also freely give us all things?"  Romans 8:32

Look at the cross!

Behold His precious Gift transfixed to it,
and that by His own hand, and for your sins.

Then look at your present circumstances, survey . . .
  your needs,
  your trials,
  your chastisements,
  your bereavements,
  your heart sickening, heartbreaking tribulations,
and know that God still is love.

If He had love strong enough, deep enough, to give
you Jesus; to tear Him, as it were, from His bosom,
and to transfix Him on yonder accursed tree for your
iniquities; has He not love enough to bow His ear
to your cry, and His heart to your sorrow?

Will He not . . .
  rescue you from this difficulty,
  deliver you out of this trouble,
  shield you in this temptation,
  supply this need,
  support and comfort you in this grief?

Oh yes, He will! doubt it not!

The cross of Calvary is a standing pledge; standing
until sin and guilt, need and woe, shall be known no
more; that God, who "spared not His own Son, but
delivered Him up for us all, will with Him also freely
give us all things" necessary to our good, and
promotive of His glory.




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