His Face


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2 Corinthians 5:19, “God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself”

The following poem was written by Estella Campbell of the First Baptist Church in Brownstown, Illinois, to be read at her funeral. She passed away in January of 1989. I sincerely trust you will enjoy this wonderful poem entitled, “His Face”:

Oh, I cannot help but love Him
For He loved me long ago,
And His love was so much greater
Than my heart can ever know.

Earthly gems are rich with beauty
As they rest within their place,
But a brighter light awaits me,
‘Tis the light of “Jesus” face.

Some have said that off in Glory
There are streets of purest gold,
And the gates are gates of Jasper,
Whose great beauty none have told.

And I do not doubt that jewels
I will find within that place,
That will dazzle with their splendor-
But I long to see His face.

Oh, I cannot help but love Him
For He loved me long ago,
And the precious love He gives me
I must unto others show.

In the rainbow and the sunset
Fairest charms my eyes can trace,
But a greater charm is waiting-
‘Tis the smile on “Jesus” face.

Further thoughts:

In his autobiography, a well-known TV personality describes the time when he asked, “If God the Father is so all-loving, why didn’t He come down and go to Calvary?” That comment reveals how little he understood the love of a good earthly father and the depth of love revealed in the Trinity. My brethren, consider the love an earthly father has for his son. In Genesis 22, we read that God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. We can only imagine the agony in his heart as he and the boy climbed the mountain. Surely Abraham must have wished he could take Isaac’s place.

Our love as earthly fathers are but a faint reflection of our heavenly Father’s love for His Son and for us. Because of the close relationship between the Father and the Son, Jesus could say, “I and My Father are one” (John 10:30). And the Bible tells us that “God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself” (2 Corinthians 5:19). Therefore, without a doubt the Father did share His Son’s pain at Calvary. Oh, how wonderful to know that we have a loving Father in heaven! Because Jesus Christ died for us, we can be forgiven and personally experience the Father’s love and one day as His forgiven child, like Estella, we will see Jesus, face to face.

The Father’s love knows no limit.