Not a loving worm, not a living worm!
"Christ died for the ungodly. God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us!" Romans 5:6, 8
Here then was love without limitation — beyond imitation!
"Unspeakable mercy," says Bernard, "that the King of eternal glory should yield Himself to be crucified for so poor a wretch — yes, for a worm — and that, not a loving worm, not a living worm — for we both hated Him, and were dead in sins and trespasses!"
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The above is an excerpt from a superb sermon by the puritan, Thomas Adams, "The Passion of Christ".