Love Lustres at Calvary

Over the past few months, my dear, sweet and fun friend, Becca, talked about this book called The Valley of Vision.

After reading many of her tweets, listening to her talk about this book... I finally buckled down and bought it. Man... this book is incredible. It's the kind of book that you can look up just about anything you are feeling or going through and have a prayer to pray or meditation to reflect.

So, it was only fitting that they actually read one of these prayers during the Easter service, whilst I'm sitting next to Miss Becca! I wanted to share it, because it is pow-er-ful. And I've been reflecting on this prayer since Sunday.

Love Lustres at Calvary


Enlarge my heart, warm my affections, open my lips,
supply words that proclaim "Love lustres at Calvary'.
There grace removes my burdens and heaps them on thy Son,
made a transgressor, a curse, and sin for me;
There the sword of thy justice smote the man, thy fellow;
There thy infinite attributes were magnified,
and infinite atonement was made;
There infinite punishment was due,
and infinite punishment was endured.
Christ was all anguish that I might be all joy,
cast off that I might be brought in,
trodden down as an enemy
that I might be welcomed as a friend,
surrendered to hell's worst
that I might attain heaven's best,
stripped that I might be clothed,
wounded that I might be healed,
athirst that I might drink,
tormented that I might be comforted,
made a shame that I might inherit glory,
entered darkness that I might have eternal light.
My Savior wept that all tears might be wiped from my eyes,
groaned that I might have endless song,
endured all pain that I might have unfading health,
bore a thorned crown that I might have a glory-diadem,
bowed his head that I might uplift mine,
experienced reproach that I might receive welcome,
closed his eyes in death that I might gaze on unclouded brightness,
expired that I might for ever live.

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