Morning, June 4, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening
“The kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind.” — Titus 3:4
How wonderful it is to witness the Savior communing with his own beloved people! There can be nothing more delightful than, by the Divine Spirit, to be led into this fertile field of delight. Let the mind for an instant consider the history of the Redeemer’s love, and a thousand captivating acts of affection will suggest themselves, all of which have for their design the weaving of the heart into Christ, and the intertwisting of the thoughts and emotions of the renewed soul with the mind of Jesus. When we meditate upon this amazing love and behold the all-glorious Kinsman of the Church endowing her with all his ancient wealth, our souls may well faint for joy. Who is he that can endure such a weight of love? The Holy Spirit is sometimes pleased to afford a partial sense of it, which is more than the soul can contain; how thrilling must be a complete view of it! When the soul shall have understanding to discern all the Savior’s gifts, wisdom by which to estimate them, and time in which to meditate upon them—such as the world to come will afford us—we shall then commune with Jesus in a nearer manner than at present. But who can imagine the wonder of such fellowship? It must be one of the things “which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love him.” Oh, to see the doors of our Joseph’s storehouses burst open and see the abundance which he has stored up for us! This will overwhelm us with love. By faith we see now the reflected image of his unbounded treasures, as in a glass dimly, but when we shall actually see the heavenly things themselves, with our own eyes, how deep will be the stream of fellowship in which our soul shall bathe itself! Until then our loudest praise shall be reserved for our loving benefactor, Jesus Christ our Lord, whose love to us is wonderful, passing the love of women.