Quote of the Week: Make Much of Christ!
The following is an excerpt from a letter that was written by one of my heroes in the faith, Octavius Winslow. Winslow was a pastor in 19th century England. When he was about 50 years old, he came down with an illness while traveling and wrote a letter back to his church. I think you will love the sincerity with which he writes and will be challenged by his words concerning Jesus even more:
"It has been the distinctive aim, and the sincere desire of my ministry amongst you, to make known and to endear the Saviour to your hearts. . . . From the moment that that believing vision burst upon my view, and that spiritual conviction fastened itself upon my heart, “Redeeming love has been my theme, And shall be till I die.” And may I, as from a languid couch, still press the Saviour’s claims to your regard? Oh, how worthy is he of your most exalted conceptions,—of your most implicit confidence,—of your most self-denying service,—of your most fervent love. When he could give you no more—and the fathomless depths of his love, and the boundless resources of his grace, would not be satisfied by giving you less—he gave you himself. Robed in your nature, laden with your curse, oppressed with your sorrows, wounded for your transgressions, and slain for your sins, he gave his entire self for you. And let it be remembered that it is a continuous presentation of the hoarded and exhaustless treasures of his love. His redeeming work now finished, he is perpetually engaged in distributing out to his church the blessings of that “offering made once for all.” He constantly asks your faith,—woos your affection,—invites your grief,—and you repair with your daily trials to his sympathy, and with your hourly guilt to his blood. You cannot in your drafts upon Christ’s fullness be too coveteous, nor in your expectations of supply be too extravagant. You may fail, as, alas! the most of us do, in making too little of Christ,—you cannot fail, in making too much of him."
Let’s be a church that makes much of Jesus Christ in all of his supremacy!