Because he loved her!
(From Octavius Winslow's, "The Coming of the
Lord in its Relation to Nominal Christianity")
"Behold, the Bridegroom comes!"
Jesus sustains no relation to his Church more
expressive than this. From all eternity he
forever betrothed her to himself. He asked
her at the hands of her Father, and the Father
gave her to him. He entered into a covenant
that she should be his. The conditions of that
covenant were great, but not too great for his
love to undertake. They were, that he should....
assume her nature,
discharge her legal obligations,
endure her punishment,
repair her ruin, and
bring her to glory!
He undertook all, and he accomplished all,
because he loved her!
The love of Jesus to his Church is the
love of the most tender husband. It is....
sympathizes with her,
provides for her,
watches over, and
indulges her with the most intimate
and endearing communion.