It was the golden link of love that
fastened Christ to the cross!

Certainly the more Christ has suffered for us,
the more dear Christ should be unto us. The
more bitter his sufferings have been for us,
the more sweet his love should be to us, and
the more eminent should be our love to him.
Oh, let a suffering Christ lie nearest your hearts;
let him be your manna, your tree of life, your
morning star. It is better to part with all than
with this pearl of price.

Christ is that golden pipe through
which the golden oil of salvation runs.

 Thomas Brooks