Evening, May 10, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening

“The only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” — John 1:14

Believer, you can share your testimony that Christ is the only begotten of the Father, as well as the first begotten risen from the dead. You can say, “He is divine to me, even if he would be human to all the world beside. He has done for me that which none but a God could do. He has subdued my stubborn will, melted a heart of the hardest stone, opened gates of brass, and snapped bars of iron. He has turned my mourning into laughter, and my desolation into joy; he has led my captivity captive, and made my heart rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory. Let others think of him as they will, to me he must be the only begotten of the Father: blessed be his name. And he is full of grace. Ah! Had he not been grace personified, I should never have been saved. He drew me when I struggled to escape from his grace; and when at last I came trembling like a condemned criminal to his mercy seat, he said, “Your many sins are all forgiven you: be of good cheer.” And he is full of truth. His promises have been true, not one has failed. I bear witness that never has a servant had such a master as I have; never has a brother had such a kinsman as he has been to me; never has a spouse had such a husband as Christ has been to my soul; never a sinner a better Savior; never a mourner a better comforter than Christ has been to my spirit. I want no one beside him. In life he is my life, and in death he shall be the death of my death; in poverty Christ is my riches; in sickness he makes my bed; in darkness he is my star, and in brightness he is my sun; he is the manna of the camp in the wilderness, and he shall be the new food of the host when they come to the heavenly Canaan. Jesus is to me all grace and no wrath, all truth and no falsehood: and of truth and grace he is full, infinitely full. My soul, this night, bless with all your might the only Begotten.'”