Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Donne: love and death meet in Christ.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    We love him, because he first loved us.
    —1 John 4:19 (KJV)
    Love is as strong as death; but nothing else is as strong as either; and both, love and death, met in Christ. How strong and powerful upon you, then, should that instruction be, that comes to you from both these, the love and death of Jesus Christ!
    ... John Donne (1573-1631), Works of John Donne, vol. III, London: John W. Parker, 1839, Sermon LIX, p. 18 (see the book)
    See also 1 John 4:19; Ps. 32:8; Song of Solomon 2:5; John 3:16,17; 1 John 4:9-10
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your love and death instruct me to new life.
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