It is Utterly Impossible

By Octavius Winslow, 1808-1878

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!

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