This week my sermon series in John’s Gospel takes me to John 3:9-15. In my study I came across a sermon by Spurgeon entitled “Man’s Ruin and God’s Remedy.” In that sermon Spurgeon spoke of Christ and said,
“The hand that poises the world hangs on a nail. See Him. The shoulders that supported the skies are drooping over the cross. Look at Him. The eyes whose glances light up the sun are sealed in darkness. Look at Him. The feet that trod the billows and that shaped the spheres are nailed with rude iron to the accursed tree. Look away from your own weakness to his weakness, and remember that in his weakness he is strong, and in his weakness you are strong too.
Go see His hands; they are weak, but in their weakness they are stretched out to save you. Come view his heart; it is rent, but in its cleft you may hide yourself. Look at his eyes; they are closing in death, but from them comes the ray of light that shall kindle your dark spirit. Unable though thou art, go to him who himself was crucified through weakness, and remember that now ‘He is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him.’”