Faith's view of a crucified Redeemer

("The Marvelous Riches of Savoring Christ,
The letters of Ruth Bryan" 1805-1860)

My beloved friend,
We want to be something--but our Father has
determined to make and keep us nothing--so
that Christ may be experimentally our all.

I hope you are a little more looking unto Jesus--
a little more leaning upon Him amid your many
weaknesses. He can bear all your weight, for He
has borne all your sins, which are the worst part
of your burden. Oh, that by the Spirit you may
get a faith's view of a crucified Redeemer--
the peerless Pearl, the matchless perfection of
beauty and love!

"Yes, He is altogether lovely!" Song of Songs 5:16