Sibbes - HP S2575 .S5 1825

12 THE BRUISED R'EED thou me?" cried the head in heaven, when the foot was trodden 'On, on earth. His advancement hath not made him forget his own flesh: though it hath freed him ·from passion, yet not from compassion towards us. The lion of the tribe of Judah will only tear in pieces those thnt will not have him to rule over them. lie will not shew his strength against those that prostrate themselves before him. vVhat should we learn from hence, but to come boldly to the throne of grace in all our grievances ? Shall our sins discourage us, when he appears the~:e only for sinners? Art thou bruised ? Be of good comfort ; he calleth thee : conc~al not thy wounds; open all before him: keep not Satan's counsel. Go to Christ though trembling, if you can but touch the hem of his garment, you shall be healed and have a gracious answer. Go boldly to the Son of God in our flesh. For this end that we might go boldly to him, he is "flesh of our flesh, and bone of our bone." Never fear to go to God, since we have such a Mediator with him, that is not only our friend, but our brother and husband. Well might the angels proclaim from hea- •