Highest Kind of Meditation
what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called
the sons of God. 1 John 3:1.
What love, what matchless love, that, sinners and aliens as we are, we may
be brought back to God and adopted into His family! We may address Him by
the endearing name, "Our Father." . . .
paternal love which has come down from generation to generation through the
channel of human hearts, all the springs of tenderness which have opened in
the souls of men, are but as a tiny rill to the boundless ocean when compared
with the infinite, exhaustless love of God. Tongue cannot utter it; pen cannot
portray it. You may meditate upon it every day of your life; you may search
the Scriptures diligently in order to understand it; you may summon every
power and capability that God has given you, in the endeavor to comprehend
the love and compassion of the heavenly Father; and yet there is an infinity
beyond. You may study that love for ages; yet you can never fully comprehend
the length and the breadth, the depth and the height, of the love of God in
giving His Son to die for the world. Eternity itself can never fully reveal
it. Yet as we study the Bible and meditate upon the life of Christ and the
plan of redemption, these great themes will open to our understanding more
came to reveal God to the world as a God of love, full of mercy, tenderness,
be well to spend a thoughtful hour each day reviewing the life of Christ from
the manger to Calvary. We should take it point by point and let the imagination
vividly grasp each scene, especially the closing ones of His earthly life.
By thus contemplating His teachings and sufferings, and the infinite sacrifice
made by Him for the redemption of the race, we may strengthen our faith, quicken
our love, and become more deeply imbued with the spirit which sustained our
Savior. If we would be saved at last we must all learn the lesson of penitence
and faith at the foot of the cross. . . . Everything noble and generous in
man will respond to the contemplation of Christ upon the cross.
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