The Intercession of Christ

…who also maketh intercession for us… – Romans 8:34

When Christ pleads, He does not plead with one who is stronger than Him or inimical to Him, but with His own Father. “My Father,” saith He “it is My delight to do Thy will and it is Thy delight to do My will; I will then that they, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am.” And then He adds this blessed argument, “Father those for whom I plead are Thine own children, and Thou lovest them as much as I do,” yea, “Thou hast loved them as Thou hast loved Me.” Oh, it is no hard task to plead, when you are pleading with a Father for a brother, and when the Advocate can say, “I go to My Father and to your Father, to My God and to your God.” Oh! I think I could indeed plead if I were pleading for myself. But, do you know, I have never felt that with regard to Christ. I can sit down and let Him plead, and I do not want to get up and conduct the pleading myself. I do feel that He loves me better than I love myself. My cause is quite safe in His hands, especially when I remember again that He pleads with my father, and that he is his own Father’s beloved Son, and that he is my brother-and such a brother-a brother born for adversity.

“Give Him, my soul, thy cause to plead,
Nor doubt the Father’s grace.”

It is enough; He has the cause, nor would we take it from His hand even if we could-

“I know that safe with Him remains,
Protected by His power-
What I’ve committed to His hands
Till the decisive hour.”

~ C.H. Spurgeon

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