Let the following words from Charles Spurgeon, one of the greatest preachers of the 1800's, edify you today, as he describes Christ's intimacy with us, as experienced in all of Jesus' powerful titles and ministry offices:
"Jesus, the Redeemer, is altogether ours and ours for ever. All the offices of Christ are held on our behalf. He is King for us, Priest for us, and Prophet for us!
Whenever we read a new title of the Redeemer, let us appropriate Him as ours, under that name as much as under any other.
The Shepherd's staff, the Father's rod, the Captain's sword, the Priest's mitre, the Prince's sceptre, the Prophet's mantle, all are ours in and thru Christ! (Read Ephesians 1:3)
Jesus has no dignity which He will not share for our blessing, and no prerogative which He will not exercise for our defence. His fullness of Godhead is our unfailing, inexhaustible treasure-house! (Read Colossians 2:9)
His manhood also, which he took upon Him for us, is ours in all its perfection. To us, our gracious Lord shares the spotless virtue of His stainless character; to us, He gives the power of His devoted life; on us, He bestows the reward of His obedient submission and service!
He makes the unsullied garment of His life our covering beauty; the glittering virtues of His character become our ornaments and jewels; and the superhuman meekness of His death becomes our boast and glory! (Read 2 Corinthians 5:21)
He shows us His manger, from which we learn how God came down to man; and His Cross He shares in order to teach us how a man may go up to God. (Read Luke 9:23)
All His thoughts, emotions, actions, utterances, miracles, and intercessions, were for us. He walked the road of sorrow on our behalf, and has given to us as His heavenly legacy the full results of all the labours of His perfect life!
He blushes not to acknowledge himself "our Lord Jesus Christ," though he is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords.
Christ everywhere and every way is our Christ, for ever and ever, most richly to enjoy. O my soul, by the power of the Holy Spirit! call Him this morning, "Your Redeemer." "
Today, after reading these powerful and poetic words of Spurgeon, take time to reflect on all that YOU personally have by being in Christ. Meditate and thank the Lord for the inexhaustible riches YOU have, through Jesus' accomplishments on your behalf.
Know that He is YOUR Saviour, YOUR Hero, YOUR Master, and YOUR great Love and Friend!