Spurgeon, "THE CHILD OF LIGHT WALKING IN LIGHT"
The glorious Son of God condescends to become the
atonement for sin-- He is taken to the tree; our sins are made
to meet upon his blessed head, and there he dies the just for
the unjust. He was made sin for us, that we might be made the
righteousness of God in him.
Standing by the tree of doom, we look up to that blessed
Savior with all-absorbing admiration and love. We admire him
as the masterpiece of divine wisdom, grace,
power, and truth;
and, admiring, we love him; we pledge ourselves to him.
Joy, joy, joy for ever! The brightest day that ever dawned on
us was that day when we saw all our sins numbered on our blessed
Scapegoat and carried away into the wilderness of forgetfulness!
Henceforth we live for Christ!
Henceforth our chief glory is the cross!
Henceforth our best ideal of glory for ourselves
is to see Jesus glorified!
The torrents have swept us away!
We are no longer bound to this earth!
We are borne along by the irresistible force of eternal love!