Your Love to Me was . . . Wonderful.. Daily devocional of Charles Spurgeon
Your love to me was . . . wonderful. (2 Samuel 1:26)
Come, dear readers, and let each one of us speak for himself of the wonderful love not of Jonathan, but of Jesus. We will not relate what we have only been told, but we will tell of the things that we have tasted and handled of the love of Christ (1 John 1:1).
Your love for me, O Jesus, was wonderful when I was a stranger wandering far from You, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind. Your love restrained me from committing the sin that is unto death, and it kept me from self-destruction.
Your love held back the axe when Justice said, Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground? (Luke 13:7). Your love drew me into the wilderness, emptied me of myself, and made me feel the guilt of my sin and the burden of my iniquity.
When I was greatly dismayed, Your love spoke comfortably to me, saying, Come to Me, . . . and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28). Oh, how matchless was Your love when, in a moment, You washed my sins away and made my polluted soul, which was crimson with the blood of my birth and black with the grime of my transgressions, to be as white as the newly fallen snow and as pure as the finest wool.
How You commended Your love when You whispered in my ears, “I am yours, and you are Mine” (Song of Solomon 2:16). Your speech was kind when You said, “The Father Himself loves you!” Sweet were the moments when You made known to me the love of the Spirit. My soul will never forget those times of intimate fellowship when You have revealed Yourself to me!
Moses had his cleft in the rock where he saw the back parts of his God (Exodus 33:22-23). We too have had our clefts in the rock where we have seen the full splendors of the Godhead in the person of Christ.
Did David remember the tracks of the wild goat, the land of Jordan, and the Hermonites (Psalm 42:6)? We too can remember places equal to these in blessedness.
Precious Lord Jesus, give us a fresh taste of Your wondrous love to begin the month with. Amen.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon was an English Baptist pastor. He is still known to people as the Prince of Preachers. Charles Spurgeon throughout his life evangelized about 10 million people and often preached 10 times a week in different places.