(By Octavius Winslow: 1808-1878)

“Yes, He is altogether lovely! This is my Beloved — and this is my Friend!” Song of Songs 5:16

The personal attractions of Jesus are all inviting and irresistible!

  • His love wins us.
  • His glory charms us.
  • His beauty attracts us.
  • His sympathy soothes us.
  • His gentleness subdues us.
  • His faithfulness inspires us.
  • He is the “altogether lovely One!”
  • Jesus is all that is tender in love.
  • Jesus is all that is wise in counsel.
  • Jesus is all that is patient and kind.
  • Jesus is all that is faithful in friendship.
  • Jesus is all that is soothing and healing.
  • The heart of Jesus is ever loving towards His children.
  • The disposition of Jesus is ever kind towards His children.
  • The nature of Jesus is ever sympathizing towards His children.
  • Jesus is your Brother, your Friend, your Redeemer.
  • As your Brother — He knows the need of His brethren in adversity.
  • As your Friend — He shows Himself friendly.
  • As your Redeemer — He has redeemed your soul from sin and Hell.

Jesus has ascended up on high to take possession of Heaven on your behalf, and to prepare a place for you!

Upon His heart, He wears your name as a precious pearl in the priestly breastplate.

“He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them.”

There is…

  • not a moment of your time,
  • nor an event of your life,
  • nor a circumstance of your daily history,
  • nor a mental or spiritual emotion of yours —

in which you are not borne upon the love, and remembered in the ceaseless intercession of Christ.