God’s Gift To The Human Race
God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16.
of God yearns over His earthly children with a love stronger than death. In
giving up His Son, He has poured out to us all heaven in one gift.
that gift there comes to us day by day the unfailing flow of Jehovah’s
goodness. Every flower, with its delicate tints and sweet fragrance, is given
for our enjoyment through that one Gift. The sun and moon were made by Him;
there is not a star that beautifies the heavens which He did not make. There
is not an article of food upon our tables that He has not provided for our
sustenance. The superscription of Christ is upon it all. Everything is supplied
to man through the one unspeakable Gift, the only-begotten Son of God. He
was nailed to the cross that all these bounties might flow to God’s
our nature, the Saviour has bound Himself to humanity by a tie that is never
to be broken. Through the eternal ages He is linked with us. “God so
loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son.” He gave Him not
only to bear our sins, and to die as our sacrifice; He gave Him to the fallen
race. To assure us of His immutable counsel of peace, God gave His only-begotten
Son to become one of the human family, forever to retain His human nature.
This is the pledge that God will fulfill His word. “Unto us a child
is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder.”
Isa. 9:6. God has adopted human nature in the person of His Son, and has carried
the same into the highest heaven. . . . Heaven is enshrined in humanity, and
humanity is enfolded in the bosom of Infinite Love.
bowed down in unparalleled humility, that in His exaltation to the throne
of God, He might also exalt those who believe in Him, to a seat with Him upon
Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 65.