To God By Christ’s Death
if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son,
much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. Rom. 5:10.
cross is invested with a power that language cannot express. Christ’s
sacrifice in behalf of the human race puts to shame our meager efforts and
methods to meet and uplift humanity, to help sinful men and women to find
The work of the sons and daughters of God must be of a different character
than has yet been manifested by a large number. If they love Jesus, they will
have enlarged ideas of the love that has been expressed for fallen man, which
required the provision of so expensive an offering to save the human race.
Our Saviour asks the cooperation of every son and daughter of Adam who has
become a son or daughter of God. . . . Our Saviour declares that He brought
from heaven as a donation eternal life. He was to be lifted up upon the cross
of Calvary to draw all men unto Him. How then shall we treat the purchased
inheritance of Christ? Tenderness, appreciation, kindness, sympathy, and love
should be shown to them. Then we may work to help and bless one another. In
this work we have more than human brotherhood. We have the exalted companionship
of heavenly angels. They cooperate with us in the work of enlightening high
Having engaged in the work, the amazing work of our redemption, Christ determined
in council with His Father to spare nothing, however costly, to withhold nothing
however highly it might be estimated, that would rescue the poor sinner. He
would give all heaven to this work of salvation, of restoring the moral image
of God in man. . . . To be a child of God is to be one with Christ in God,
and to put forth our hands in earnest, self-sacrificing love to strengthen
and bless the souls that are perishing in their sins.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 33, 34.