Saturday, March 24, 2007

Your maker

For your husband is your maker Isa. 54:5

SWEET assurance! Surprising condescension. Does Jesus, by whom all things were made, fill this sweet relation? Is He my nearest and dearest relative? Yes: He loves you more than any other. He is more closely united to you, and more deeply interested in you.

He is the Bridegroom, you are the bride; He has espoused you to Himself, has made full provision for all your present wants, and is gone to prepare your everlasting habitation, where you will dwell with Him and enjoy His love. The relation really subsists. He regards you as His beloved bride, and He would have you live daily in the recollection that He is your Lord.

O love Him above all! Call upon Him with confidence. Look for Him with ardent longing. He will come to be glorified in His saints, and admired in all them that believe. Think not that He will ever forget the person, neglect the concerns, or turn a deaf ear to the requests of His beloved, blood-bought bride. His love is infinite, and the whole is set on thee; and will remain fixed on you for ever. He is in one mind, and none can turn Him. Having loved you, He will love you unto the end.

Jesus, my Shepherd, Husband, Friend,
My Prophet, Priest, and King, My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End, Accept the praise I bring.

James Smith

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