Thoughts on the Way Home

Monday, November 29, 2010

We Come as the Father's Gift Unto Jesus


“Will not the Father hear those who cry in His dear Son’s Name; who plead the merits of His only begotten; who present all their supplications as one with Christ? Jesus said, ‘I know that You hear Me always.’ This truth flows down to all the members of His mystic body.

We come as they who are the Father’s gift unto Jesus. We come as the bride of the Heavenly Bridegroom—as the members of Him who is the Head of the body—as the sheep of His pasture—as the jewels of His mediatorial crown—as they in whom He had delight before the worlds were framed—as they whom He will love while endless ages roll. We come as they whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life—as they for whom the blood of God was shed—as they whom celestial righteousness enrobes—as they for whom thrones in heaven are provided—as they for whom Jesus testified, ’The glory which You gave Me, I have given them.’

Thus we approach the Father of the blessed Jesus. Let all fears and doubts and hesitations vanish! God would as soon deny His Son as those whom His Son represents.”

—Henry Law, Meditations on Ephesians

HT: Of First Importance