Martin once more on the Cross

Who would have thought you’d read something like this in a Jonah commentary:

There are obstacles in the way of your salvation; your forgiveness, your holiness; your coming unto Jesus, your believing on his name, your walking worthy of His love;–obstacles manifold and strong. Are they almighty? One need scarcely seek an answer. Earth and hell and all creation may join their power to destroy you; but their allied forces do not make Omnipotence. Finite powers at the uttermost, they fall infinitely short of Almightiness. And can Almightiness not cope with them? Yea, verily. But where does almighty power emanate, to overthrow them? In what direction–what line–may I so place myself, as to find Omnipotence coming forth to draw me to the Lord? In the line of the Cross. In your looking unto Jesus.


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