It has been the distinctive aim, and the sincere desire of my ministry — to make known and to endear the Savior to your hearts.
Oh, how worthy is He of your most exalted conceptions, of your most implicit confidence, of your most self-denying service, of your most fervent love!
When He could give you no more — and the fathomless depths of His love and the boundless resources of His grace would not be satisfied by giving you less — He gave you Himself!
Robed in your nature, laden with your curse, oppressed with your sorrows, wounded for your transgressions, and slain for your sins — He gave His entire self for you!
His redeeming work now finished — He is perpetually engaged in meting out blessings to His people, from the exhaustless treasures of His love! He constantly woos your affection — invites your grief — and bids you repair with your daily trials to His sympathy, and with your hourly guilt to His blood. You cannot in your drafts upon Christ’s fullness, be too covetous; nor in your expectations of supply, be too extravagant! You may fail, as, alas! the most of us do, in making too little of Christ — but you cannot fail, in making too much of Him!
It is utterly impossible to know Christ, and not become inspired with a desire . . . to love Him supremely, to serve Him devotedly, to resemble Him closely, to glorify Him faithfully here, and to enjoy Him fully hereafter!