(Thomas Brooks, "Heaven on Earth" 1667)
"Oh, that He would kiss me with the kisses
of His mouth!
For Your love is more delightful than wine." Song 1:2
Not with a kiss--but
with the kisses of His
A soul once kissed by Christ, can never have enough
kisses of Christ; His lips drop myrrh and mercy.
No kisses, compared to
the kisses of Christ. The more
any soul loves Christ, the more serious,
industrious will that soul be, to have the love of Christ
discovered, confirmed, witnessed, and sealed to it.
A soul once kissed by Christ, would gladly have . . .
her drop turned into an ocean;
her spark into a flame;
her penny into a pound;
her mite into a million.
A soul who truly loves Christ . . .
can never see enough,
nor ever taste enough,
nor ever feel enough,
nor ever enjoy enough
of the love of Christ. When once they have found
His love to be better than wine, then nothing will
satisfy them but the kisses of His mouth.
"May you experience the love of Christ, though it is
so great you will never fully understand it." Ep. 3:19