Saturday, April 11, 2009

Calvary's Tragedy!

Today I have another Grace Gems excerpt from Charles Spurgeon.

"The place which is called Calvary."
Luke 23:33
The hill of comfort--is the hill of Calvary.

The house of consolation--is built with the wood of the cross.

The temple of heavenly blessing--is founded upon the cleft rock--cleft by the spear which pierced His side.

No scene in sacred history ever gladdens the soul--like Calvary's tragedy!

Light springs from the midday-midnight of Golgotha!

Every flower of blessing blooms sweetly beneath the shadow of that accursed tree!

In that place of thirst--grace has dug a fountain which ever gushes with waters as pure as crystal, each drop capable of alleviating the woes of mankind!

You who have had your seasons of trouble--will confess that it was at Gethsemane, Gabbatha, and Golgotha that you have found real comfort.

The bitter herbs of Gethsemane--have often taken away the bitters of your life.

The scourge of Gabbatha--has often scourged away your cares.

The groans of Golgotha--have yielded you rare and rich comfort.

We would never have known Christ's love in all its heights and depths--if He had not died. Nor could we guess the Father's deep affection--if He had not given His Son to die. He who would know real love--let him retire to Calvary, and see the Man of sorrows die!
Charles Spurgeon

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