The pardoned sinner’s memory holds no name dearer than the peerless Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. There can be no more engaging theme or more glorious subject than the Person of Christ. Yet in trying to write on such a topic, we are made to feel so inadequate, our minds are so limited and our vocabulary so beggarly. His glory is all-transcending, His vastness incomprehensible, His greatness unsearchable and His beauties indescribable. He is the subject of all the Scriptures, the substance of all the shadows and the story of all the seers. His singular, supreme, superlative glories gleam with eternal and unfading rays. We stand before an ocean, infinite in its expanse and in considering Him we can but say, “Yea, He is altogether lovely.” How thankful we should be that we have a personal knowledge of Him as Lord and Saviour and be able to say, “This is my beloved and this is my friend” S of S.5.16. What a wonder that He ever loved us!
In this book we consider His eternal and changeless Deity and follow Him with wondering and worshipping hearts through Incarnation to Humanity, observing the lowly and lovely life of the Impeccable Christ. We rejoice afresh over the efficacy of His Sacrifice and view Him now “in glory seated, where our sins no more can rise”, J. Denham Smith. Thoughts of His Coming will nerve our faint endeavours and enable us “to wait for His Son from heaven,” 1 Thess.1.10, with intensified anticipation.
We are grateful to all our belovèd brethren who, so willingly, have undertaken to contribute to this second Assembly Testimony volume. They would freely admit that they have barely scratched the surface and the immensity of the task is emphasised as we recall the words of John 21.25, “And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.” It is our earnest prayer that reading this publication will elevate our thoughts of Christ, inspire worship and lead to a deeper appreciation of the matchless Lover of our souls.
Roy Reynolds, N. Ireland, March 2007.