All Over Glorious is My Lord

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man. – Hebrews 2:9

I do not think, brethren, that there is anything about Christ but what should make His people glad. There are dark truths concerning Him, such as His bearing our sin; but what a joy it is to us that He did bear it, and put it away for ever! It makes us weep to look at Jesus dying on the cross, but there is more real joy in the tears of repentance than there is in the smiles of worldly mirth. I would choose my heaven to be a heaven of everlasting weeping for sin, sooner than have a heaven -if such a heaven could be- consisting of perpetual laughing at the mirth of fools. There is more true pleasure in mourning before God than in dancing before the devil. Christ is, then, all beauty; even the dark parts in Him are light, and the bitter parts are sweet. He has only to be seen by you, and you must perceive that, whether it be His Godhead or His manhood, whether it be His priesthood, His royalty, or His prophetic office, whether it be on the cross or on the throne, whether it be on earth, or in heaven, or in the glory of His second coming, every way,

“All over glorious is my Lord,
Must be beloved, and yet ador’d;
His worth if all the nations knew
Sure the whole earth would love Him too.”

To you who look at Christ by faith, a sight of Him brings such peace, such rest, such hope, as no other sight can ever afford; it so sweetens everything, so entirely takes away the bitterness of life, and brings us to anticipate the glory of the life that is to come, that I am sure you say, “Yes, yes; the figure in the text is quite correct; there is a beauty in Jesus to the eye of faith, He is indeed red as the rose and white as the lily.” ~ C.H. Spurgeon

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