Our world would have been one continuous Hell!
(James Smith, "The Love of Christ! The Fullness, Freeness, and Immutability of the Savior's Grace Displayed!")
But for the love of Christ, our world would have been one continuous Hell — and every one of its inhabitants would have been suffering Jehovah's tremendous curse!
Despair would have erected its dreadful throne upon it;
darkness would have spread its horrifying wings over it; and
the never-dying worm would have preyed upon every one of its miserable inhabitants!
O let us then admire the love of Jesus! From this blessed fountain, flows all our present comforts and all our future prospects!
To the love of Jesus, every Heaven-bound pilgrim has been indebted . . .
for every gleam of hope,
for every ray of comfort,
for every delightful foretaste of the glory which is to be revealed!
To the love of Jesus, we shall be everlastingly indebted for all that we have — and for all that we are!
Thanks, eternal thanks to Jesus — for His unspeakable love!
"May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully!" Ephesians 3:19