The endless, blissful theme!

("The letters of Ruth Bryan" August, 1857)  LISTEN to audio!  Download audio

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"Yes, He is altogether lovely! This is my Beloved, and this is my Friend!" Song of Songs 5:16

There are heights and depths in the love of Christ of which the most favored have no conception. And there are beauties and glories in His person which none have yet beheld! Oh! I would have none rest short of the revelation of His person.

His benefits indeed are all precious: His atoning blood and sacrifice, His justifying righteousness, and the effects flowing therefrom—pardon, justification, peace in the conscience, etc., etc. But it is a further and sweeter privilege to know and enjoy Himself! Salvation is sweet—but the Savior crowns all!

I must cease, though I seem to have said nothing of the endless, blissful theme—the love and loveliness of our dear Redeemer, the Redeemer of worms!

May He favor you with His precious presence!

"May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it!" Ephesians 3:19

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Something to ponder:
The poorest saint that ever died in a ghetto, is nobler in His sight than the richest sinner that ever died in a palace. God does not look at riches, titles, education, beauty, or anything of the kind. There is only one thing that God does look at, and that is the immortal soul. He measures all men by one standard, one measure, one test, one criterion—and that is the state of their souls. (J.C. Ryle)