Fullness

This morning in my devotional reading, I came across some familiar verses – favorites of mine – in John Ch.1; more specifically, those dealing with the incarnation: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made (created) by Him, and apart from Him was not any thing made that was made… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have beheld His glory, the glory of the only Son from the Father – full of grace and truth… [and] from His fullness we have all received – grace upon grace upon grace.” (John. 1:1-3,14,16)

It was while “musing” upon the aspect of His ‘fullness’ that I remembered something from my archives; something written by the the wonderful wordsmith C.H. Spurgeon, expounding (as only he can) upon this matter of Christ’s fullness – His grace, heaped on top of grace, and much more grace ( the unmerited favor of God) still.

Read on, and enjoy ~ “In Christ, there is a fullness of blessings of every sort and shape; a fullness of grace to pardon, of grace to regenerate, of grace to sanctify, of grace to preserve, and of grace to perfect. There is a fullness at all times; a fullness of comfort in affliction; a fullness of guidance in prosperity. A fullness of every divine attribute, of wisdom, of power, of love; a fullness which it were impossible to survey, much less to explore. Oh, what a fullness must this be of which all receive! Fullness, indeed, must there be when the stream is always flowing, and yet the well springs up as free, as rich, as full as ever. Come, believer, and get all thy need supplied; ask largely, and thou shalt receive largely, for this “fullness” is inexhaustible and is treasured up where all the needy may reach it: even in Jesus, Immanuel – God with us.”

 

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