“Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound!” (Romans 5:20)
“Dear Savior, in Your sufferings I not only see the infiniteness
of sin, but also the infiniteness of Your love; so that, though
I have cause with myself to be angry on account of sin, I need
not despair. When I look to myself and see my vileness and necessity–I am
confounded with shame! But when I look to You, and see Your
fullness and all-sufficiency–I am confounded with wonder!”
“Am I weak? Jesus is my strength.
Am I foolish? Jesus is my wisdom!
Am I wicked? Jesus is my righteousness!
Am I impure? Jesus is my sanctification!
Am I in bondage? Jesus is my complete redemption!
Am I in misery? From Jesus tender mercy flows.
Am I deceitful? Jesus is wholly truth!”
“In a word, am I enmity itself? Then Jesus is love itself
which passes understanding! Mine is but the enmity
of a creature, but Yours is the love of God!”
By James Meikle, “Solitude Sweetened” 1730-1799, www.gracegems.com.