Christ is His Own Gift to Sinners

“Christ is His own gift to sinners. He gives Himself to us, as well as for us. He goes up to the cross of shame, and says from it to us: ‘Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth’ (Isaiah 45:22). He takes His place like the sun in our sky and says: ‘I am the light of the world, he that believeth in me shall no walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life’ (John 8:12). He gives HIMSELF to us–not certain blessings merely but HIMSELF. To the sick, and weary, and poor, and dark, and sorrowful, He presents HIMSELF as the one gift–the reception of which, by us, would deliver us from sin, want, and grief. Take ME, He says, and all shall be well. Canst, O man, slight or refuse a gift so great, so free, so needful?”

– Horatius Bonar, God’s Gift to Sinners, p.3-4

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