"Christ died for the ungodly." Romans 5:6
O what a
melting consideration is this, that . . .
out of Christ's agonyócomes our victory;
out of His condemnationócomes our justification;
out of His painócomes our ease;
out of His stripesócomes our healing;
out of His gall and vinegarócomes our honey;
out of His curseócomes our blessing;
out of His crown of thornsócomes our crown of glory;
out of His deathócomes our life!
"Hearts must be harder than the rocksóif the love
and death of Christ do not move them!" (Plumer)