So fathomless, boundless, and
(From Octavius Winslow's, "Christ, the Wonderful")
Christ is wonderful in His love.
Love was the first and eternal link in the golden
chain lowered from the highest throne in heaven
down to the lowest depth of earth.
That Christ should love us was the beginning of
wonders. When we endeavor to comprehend that
love, measure it, fathom it, scale it; we learn that
it has heights we cannot reach, depths we cannot
sound, lengths and breadths we cannot measure!
such divine love,
such infinite love,
such everlasting love,
such redeeming, dying love,
is an Ocean whose eternal waves waft into our
fallen world every wonder of God and of heaven.
That Jesus should love such beings as us; that
He should love us while we were yet sinners;
that He should set his heart upon us, choose us,
die for us, call us, and finally bring us to glory,
knowing what we were, and what we should prove,
Oh, this is wondrous love indeed!
Plunge into this fathomless, boundless ocean of love,
O you sin burdened one! It will cover all your sins,
it will efface all your guilt; it will flood over all your
unworthiness; and, floating upon its golden waves,
it will gently waft you to the shore of eternal blessedness.
How often have you wondered why Christ should set
His heart upon such a one as you! And is it not a
wonder that, amid all your fickleness, backslidings,
cold, base returns, this love of God towards you has
not chilled or changed?
But do not rest, do not be satisfied with your present
limited experience of Christ's wonderful love. It is so
marvelously great. This Ocean of love is so fathomless,
boundless, and inexhaustible, you may plunge, with
all your infirmities, sin, and sorrow, into its fullness,
exclaiming, "O the depth!"
"The well is deep," drink abundantly, O beloved!