The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"A Superlative Savior"
In our memory verse for the week, superlatives of the Lord Jesus Christ burst forth: "Rich in mercy… great love… exceeding riches of His grace, and the greatest superlative of all... "through Christ Jesus" (Ephesians 2:4-7).
Rich mercy, great love, and exceeding riches proceed from the Lord Jesus because His glory transcends all contemplation and imagination. How great is He? The Old Testament offers perhaps the most direct answer: "His greatness is unsearchable" (Psalm 145:3; emphasis added). Yes, look far and wide to find the full extent of our Savior's surpassingly wondrous being, character, nature, and way. Then, give up in glad frustration that no possibility exists of ever discovering the full extent of His greatness. Indeed, when the Psalmist declared, "I will praise Thee forever," he knew he would eternally find new reasons to affirm the wonder of a superlative Savior (Psalm 52:9).
The impact of such truth not only speaks to forever, but also to this day. By the time we lay our heads down to rest tonight, we can learn something new about the Lord Jesus that escorts us further into His realized glory. Perhaps on the pages of Scripture, or as we pray in the light of Christ's truth. Perhaps in a provision administered in a way explainable only by the Savior. Perhaps in a challenge wherein we find Him to be "a very present help in trouble" (Psalm 46:1). Perhaps in perceiving His eternal glory in the temporal wonders of the world. Or perhaps somewhere deep in our hearts, the Spirit of God bears witness to the Christ He exalts and reveals. However it may occur, we can "grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" in this day, rejoicing in the knowledge that regardless of how blessed we may be in the moment, ever greater "wonders without number" await us (II Corinthians 3:18; Job 9:10).
In both Heaven and earth, there is no one like the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the God who became man and the man who remains God. He is the chief delight of His Father, the Lamb worshipped by angels, and the beloved Savior of trusting human hearts. His union of Divine and human nature constitutes Him as the most fascinating subject of both time and eternity. We can never know enough about Him, nor can we ever love, trust, obey, and honor Him to the degree He merits. Yes, in both Heaven and earth there is no one like the Lord Jesus. The superlatives of His Person grace all of His characteristics declared by Scripture, and doubtless many others to be displayed throughout eternity. No greater adventure and no more thrilling thought exists than this wonder of a superlative Christ whose greatness is indeed unsearchable.
"And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb forever and ever."
Weekly Memory Verse
But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved) and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.