07 December 2010

No Other Rest

We should come to our Lord Jesus Christ, who was willing to be disfigured from the crown of his head to the soles of his feet, covered in wounds, whipped time and again, who bore the crown of thorns, who was nailed up on the cross, whose side was pierced. This is how we are healed; this is our true medicine with which we must be content and to which we must lend our affection, knowing that never in any other way can we find rest, but that we would be tormented and tortured to hell if Jesus Christ did not console us and appease the wrath of God toward us.
--John Calvin, preaching on Isaiah 53:4-6

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