The Incomparable Christ
HE came from the bosom of the Father to the bosom of a woman. He put on humanity that we might put on divinity. He became Son of man that we might become sons of God. He came from Heaven, where the rivers never freeze, winds never blow, frosts never chill the air, flowers never fade, and one is never sick. No undertakers and no graveyards, for no one ever dies - no one is ever buried.
He was born contrary to the laws of nature, lived in poverty, reared in obscurity; only crossed the boundary of the land once in childhood. He had no wealth nor influence, and had neither training nor education. His relatives were inconspicuous and uninfluential.
In infancy He startled a king; in boyhood He puzzled the doctors; in manhood ruled the course of nature. He walked upon the billows and hushed the sea to sleep. He healed the multitudes without medicine, and made no charge for His services. He never wrote a book, yet all the libraries of the country could not hold the books that have been written about Him. He never wrote a song, yet He has furnished the theme of more songs than all the song writers combined. He never founded a college, yet all the schools together cannot boast of as many students as He has. He never practiced psychiatry, and yet He healed more broken hearts than the doctors broken bodies.
He never marshalled an army, drafted a soldier, nor fired a gun, yet no leader ever made more volunteers, who have under His orders made rebels stack arms of surrender without a shot being fired.
He is the Star of Astronomy, the Rock of Geology, the Lion and the Lamb of Zoology, the Harmoniser of all discords, and the Healer of all diseases. Great men have come and gone, yet He lives on. Herod could not kill Him. Satan could not seduce Him, Death could not destroy Him, the grave could not hold Him.
He laid aside the purple robe for a peasant’s gown. He was rich, yet for our sake He became poor. How poor? Ask Mary! Ask the wise men! He slept in another’s manger. He cruised the lake in another’s boat. He rode on another man’s ass. He was buried in another man’s tomb. All failed, but He never. The ever Perfect One-He is the Chief among ten thousand. He is altogether lovely, and He is MY Saviour.
Incomparable in His Humility
But He made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Himself the form of a servant; He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of a cross. Philippians 2
lncomparable in His Love
Christ hath also loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice unto God. Ephesians 5
Incomparable in His Grace
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor, that we through His poverty might be rich. II Corinthians 8
Incomparable in His Sacrifice
For even the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many. Mark 10
Incomparable in His Power
All power is given unto Me in Heaven and in earth. Matthew 28 . . . upholding all things by the word of His power. Hebrews 1
Incomparable in His Salvation
Whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. John 11 As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them ,that believe on His Name. John 1
Incomparable in His Glory
The Blessed and only Potentate, the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. I Timothy 6 He took upon Himself the sin that was ours; that He might give us His righteousness.