If I Were Ground Up into Atoms

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In preparing for a sermon on Sunday I came upon this quote from Charles Spurgeon. It came from an address called “I Pray You Fasten Your Grip!” from a book called Only a Prayer Meeting. What he writes here we need to believe for ourselves and encourage each other like this.

Free grace and dying love are such old wine that no man desireth new. Gospel truths saturate a believer right through, and remain in the grain of the cloth like the old red of soldiers’ coats. The gospel is like some perfumes, which never leave the boxes in which they have once lain. The love of free grace dwells in the core of our heart. It has not only reached our bone, but it has impregnated the marrow; you cannot get it out of us, even if you kill us. I judge how it is with you by what I know of myself; I could be ground into atoms so small that you could not see them without a powerful microscope, but every atom would sparkle with belief in the atoning sacrifice, and the eternal love which gave it.

 

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