"The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you" (Jer. 31:3).
HE GROANED, BLED, AND DIED FOR YOU
Christian, think on what Christ has already done for you.
He groaned, bled, and died for you!
You were lost and on your way to Hell — but He found you!
You were His enemy — but He reconciled you!
You were a captive of the devil — but He freed you!
You were blind to your desperate condition — but He cured you!
You were dead in sin — but He quickened you!
As deep as is the mountain of our guilt — deeper, far deeper is that ocean of infinite love in which God has promised to bury it forever, and to remember it no more against us!
Oh! when you reflect how He has watched over you, since He has saved you — how He has . . . .
preserved you from dangers,
supported you in seasons of temptation,
sustained you in times of trial,
nourished you in days of sickness,
comforted you in the hours of despondency!
Surely, you cannot surely imagine that He will now desert you; you cannot believe that He will so mar the work of His own hands — the labor of His own love — as to cast you off, and leave you to perish! If He sought you when His enemy — will He not take care of you when His child?