The journey which our Divine Lover took
(Thomas Guthrie, 1803-1873)
The story of Christ's redeeming love surpasses anything related in the pages of the wildest romances. These tell of a prince, who, enamored with a humble maiden, assumed a disguise. Doffing his crown and royal state for the dress of common life, he left his palace, traveled far, faced danger, and fared hard — to win the heart of a peasant's daughter, and raise her from obscurity to the position of a queen!
Facts are more wonderful than fables. The journey which our Divine Lover took was from Heaven to earth. To win His bride, He exchanged the bosom of the eternal Father — to lie, a feeble infant, on a woman's bosom. The Son of God left the throne of the universe, and assumed the guise of humanity — to be cradled in a feeding trough and murdered on a cross!
In His people, He found His bride deep in debt — and paid it all. Herself under sentence of death — He died in her place. A lost creature, clad in rags — He took off His own royal robes to cover her. To wash her — He shed His blood! To win her — He shed His tears! Finding her poor and miserable and naked, He endowed her with all His goods — and heir of all things. Everything that He possessed as His Father's Son — she was to forever enjoy and share with Himself!
"May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully!" Ephesians 3:19