God on the neck of a sinner!

-Spurgeon, "Many Kisses for Returning Sinners",
or "Prodigal Love for the Prodigal Son"

Luke 15:20 So he got up and went to his father.
But while he was still a long way off, his father saw
him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran
to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

The condescension of God towards penitent sinners
is very great. He seems to stoop from His throne of
glory to fall upon the neck of a repentant sinner.

God on the neck of a sinner!

What a wonderful picture!

Can you conceive it?

When God's arm is about our neck,
and His lips are on our cheek, kissing us much,
then we understand more than preachers or books
can ever tell us of His condescending love.

Nothings puts the penitent so much at rest as the
Lord's repeated assurance of His unchanging love.