A beloved child

A beloved child, watched over, cared for, supplied, and defended by your Lord!


“For the Lord taketh pleasure in His people!” Psalm 149:4

How comprehensive is the love of Jesus! There is no part of His people’s interests which He does not consider. There is nothing which concerns their welfare which is not important to Him. Not merely does He think of you, believer, as an immortal being-but as a mortal being too. Do not deny it or doubt it: “The very hairs of your head are all numbered!” It would be a sad thing for us if His mantle of love did not cover all our concerns-for what harm might be wrought to us if any of our matters did not come under our gracious Lord’s care!

Believer, rest assured that the heart of Jesus cares about your smaller affairs. The breadth of His tender love is such that you may resort to Him in all matters; for as a father pities his children-so does He pity you, His redeemed child. The smallest interests of all His saints-are all borne upon the broad bosom of the Son of God. Oh, what a heart is His, that does not merely comprehend the salvation of His people-but comprehends also, all their diverse and innumerable concerns!

Do you think, O Christian, that you can measure the love of Christ? Think of what His love has brought you-justification, adoption, sanctification, eternal life! The riches of His goodness are unsearchable; you shall never be able to tally them-or even conceive them. Oh, the breadth of the love of Christ!

Shall such a love as this have half our hearts? Shall it have a cold love in return? Shall Jesus’ marvellous loving-kindness and tender care, meet with but faint response and tardy acknowledgment?

O my soul, you are no desolate wanderer-but a beloved child, watched over, cared for, supplied, and defended by your Lord!

able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Ephesians 3:18-19

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