His unutterable loveliness!

by Spurgeon

"Behold, you are beautiful, my Beloved."
  Song of Solomon 1:16

From every point our Well Beloved is most beautiful.

Our various experiences are meant by our heavenly Father
to furnish fresh standpoints from which we may view the
loveliness of Jesus.

How amiable are our trials when they carry us aloft where
we may gain clearer views of Jesus than ordinary life could
afford us! We have seen him from the top of Amana, from the
top of Shenir and Hermon, and he has shone upon us as the
sun in his strength; but we have seen him also "from the lions'
dens, from the mountains of the leopards", and he has lost
none of his loveliness.

From the languishing of a sick bed, from the borders of the
grave, have we turned our eyes to our soul's spouse, and he
has never been otherwise than "all lovely."

Many of his saints have looked upon him from the gloom
of dungeons, and from the red flames of the stake, yet have
they never uttered an ill word of him, but have died extolling
his surpassing charms.

Oh, noble and pleasant employment to be
forever gazing at our sweet Lord Jesus!

Is it not unspeakably delightful to view the Savior in
all his offices, and to perceive him matchless in each?
To shift the kaleidoscope, as it were, and to find fresh
combinations of peerless graces?

In the manger and in eternity, on the cross and on his throne,
in the garden and in his kingdom, among thieves or in the midst
of cherubim, he is everywhere "altogether lovely."

Examine carefully every little act of his life, and every trait of
his character, and he is as lovely in the minute as in the majestic.

Judge him as you will, you cannot censure; weigh him
as you please, and he will not be found lacking.

Eternity shall not discover the shadow of a spot in our Beloved,
but rather, as ages revolve, his hidden glories shall shine forth
with yet more inconceivable splendor, and his unutterable
shall more and more ravish all celestial minds!