“Now, Madam, let us consider what suitable provision God has made for our consolation under all our afflictions in giving us a Redeemer of such glory and such love, especially when it is considered what were the ends of that great manifestation of His beauty and love in His death.
He suffered that we might be delivered.
His soul was exceeding sorrowful even unto death, to take away the sting of sorrow and that we might have everlasting consolation.
He was oppressed and afflicted that we might be supported.
He was overwhelmed in the darkness of death and of Hell, that we might have the light of life.
He was cast into the furnace of God’s wrath, that we might swim in the rivers of pleasure.
His heart was overwhelmed in a flood of sorrow and anguish, that our hearts might be filled…
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