Yea, he is altogether lovely.
- Songs of Solomon_5:16
The superlative beauty of Jesus is all-attracting; it is not so
much to be admired as to be loved. He is more than pleasant and
fair, he is lovely. Surely the people of God can fully justify the
use of this golden word, for he is the object of their warmest love,
a love founded on the intrinsic excellence of his person, the complete
perfection of his charms. Look, O disciples of Jesus, to your Masters
lips, and say, Are they not most sweet? Do not his words
cause your hearts to burn within you as he talks with you by the
way? Ye worshippers of Immanuel, look up to his head of much fine
gold, and tell me, are not his thoughts precious unto you? Is not
your adoration sweetened with affection as ye humbly bow before
that countenance which is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars? Is
there not a charm in his every feature, and is not his whole person
fragrant with such a savour of his good ointments, that therefore
the virgins love him? Is there one member of his glorious body which
is not attractive?-one portion of his person which is not a fresh
lodestone to our souls?-one office which is not a strong cord to
bind your heart? Our love is not as a seal set upon his heart of
love alone; it is fastened upon his arm of power also; nor is there
a single part of him upon which it does not fix itself. We anoint
his whole person with the sweet spikenard of our fervent love. His
whole life we would imitate; his whole character we would transcribe.
In all other beings we see some lack, in him there is all perfection.
The best even of his favoured saints have had blots upon their garments
and wrinkles upon their brows; he is nothing but loveliness. All
earthly suns have their spots: the fair world itself hath its wilderness;
we cannot love the whole of the most lovely thing; but Christ Jesus
is gold without alloy-light without darkness-glory without cloud-Yea,
he is altogether lovely.
be afraid, I have seen your plight and I know that ALL IS
WELL. You are looking at the problem from the wrong angle.
Do not fret but know that I can be trusted with every detail
of your life and I am working to bring the solution that will
not only help you but many others with the understanding that
I give you. Therefore, my child rejoice greatly in each situation
knowing that I am turning all things round to good for those
who love me. I will never let you go. I am with you always.
When I first
became a Christian I was so filled with joy and peace. I had
no doubt that God loved me. But then, you know what can happen,
things start to shake. We can start to become introverted
and look inside to find if we are still forgiven, by how we
feel. "Maybe God is mad with me" we fret. .... Friend's...
when we do this we have come off of our solid ground.
to get back onto a firm foundation, so that when all is shaking
we will stand firm. This is our firm foundation.... We are
forgiven, past present and future sins. The Lord has promised
that He will never be angry with you again, He will never
turn His face away from you. Believer if you have found yourself
shaking... make up your mind to truly believe this... that
you have forgiveness, not trying to get forgiveness
and you shall be drawing from the wells of great joy, and
from there all blessings flow..
1:7 In whom we have redemption
through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the
riches of his grace;
54:9 For this [is as] the waters of Noah unto me: for [as]
I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over
the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with
thee, nor rebuke thee.
Isa 54:10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be
removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither
shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD
that hath mercy on thee
No Can't be Jesus - Song by Shirley Howitt