Jesus Christ is the gift of the Father’s love to us, but Jesus himself loved his own, and laid down his life for his flock. It is true that the Son loves us, but the Father himself loveth us too, The love of God does not come to us from one person of the blessed Trinity alone, but from all. We ought to make no distinctions by way of preference in the love of either Father, Son, or Holy Ghost. One love dwells in the breast of the one undivided Three, we must adore and bless our Lord Jesus Christ and God, even our Father, with equal gratitude.
From a sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon entitled "Divine Love And Its Gifts," delivered February 16, 1873. Image by nosha on Flickr under Creative Commons License.