Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Thought of Eternal Love

How ravishing is the thought of eternal love! Try to drink it in: if you are a believer in Christ you were loved before time began its cycles; in that old eternity, or o’er the earth was born, you were beloved of the Lord. You were dear to Jehovah’s heart when this great world, the sun, the moon, the stars, slept in the mind of God like unborn forests in an acorn-cup. He loved you with an everlasting and infinite love. Rejoice in this and let your souls be glad. Never forget that election is the source of every favor, for the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ, according as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world.

From a sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon entitled "A Song Concerning Lovingkindnesses," delivered August 10, 1873. Image by George Lu on Flickr under Creative Commons License.

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