Thursday, September 10, 2009

Whole Eternities in the Excellencies of Christ

The goodness, friendliness, and loveliness, which are in Jesus, are inexhaustible riches, of which there is no end. If one were to portray the world, with all its glories, in the best manner possible, and even invent something to add to it, yet the discourse would not be a very long one; for there is really not much to be found in the world. He that has looked over the whole, must say, there is nothing to be found in it. But it us very different with our Jesus Immanuel. Ah, were we to speak of his goodness and blessedness, of his love, and the blessings which we may have in him, from one day to another, nay, through whole eternities, we should never arrive at the end of it; and when we had spoken of them a thousand years, we should say, we had not even touched upon them.
-Gerhard Tersteegen (1697-1769), from Spiritual Crumbs from the Master's Table

1 comment:

EddieL said...

I see you are interested in theology and I am trying to get a Christian debate going so that all may come to know the truth.
So to get the ball rolling I ask the question "What is the difference between the Kingdom of God the Father and the Kingdom of God the Son, Jesus Christ according to Scripture." Are you interested?