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When I read the following quote, by Charles H Spurgeon, I smiled.

“There never was his like among the choicest of princes. He is always to be found in the thickest part of the battle. When the wind blows cold he always takes the bleak side of the hill. The heaviest end of the cross lies ever on his shoulders. If he bids us carry a burden, he carries it also. If there is anything that is gracious, generous, kind, and tender, yea lavish and superabundant in love, you always find it in him.”
~ Charles H. Spurgeon

Spurgeon, a gifted British church orator and writer, in the mid to late eighteen hundreds, communicates love, respect and admiration in that quote. The subject of it is the prince of peace, the personification of love, Christ himself.

Reading Spurgeon’s century (plus) old words, I felt the depth and truth of their meaning.

A more humble servant leader could not, and can not be found, for the one Spurgeon wrote of humbled himself to death so that we might live.

There are times when, in the reality of our lives, we might look up to the clouds and shake our fists, or bow our heads and feel our hope pour from our eyes.

But, we are never alone, never carrying more than has been already carried for us, on the shoulders of our Savior.

Some days, when we are are hit by the beauty of nature, the joys of people dearly loved by (and loving to) us, or we simply come across ancient words and suddenly we are confronted the reality of this superabundant lover …

and it is enough.

May this day we each come face to face with how lavishly we are loved.

“Behold what manner of love
the Father has give to us,
that we should be called
the children of God.”

1 John 3:1a

 

 

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