You are Beloved of the Lord

Believer, stop here, and think awhile.
Is it a small thing in your eyes to be beloved of God;
to be the son, the spouse, the love,
and the delight of the King of glory?

Christian, believe this, and think on it.
You shall be eternally embraced in the arms
of that love which was from everlasting,
and will extend to everlasting:
of that love,
which brought the Son of God’s love from heaven to earth,
from earth to the cross, from the cross to the grave,
from the grave to glory:
that love which was weary, hungry, tempted, scorned,
scourged, buffeted,spit upon, crucified, pierced;
which did fast, pray, teach, heal, weep, sweat, bleed, die:
that love will eternally embrace you.

– Richard Baxter, The Saint’s Everlasting Rest

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