I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain.
Revelation 5:5, 6
We see that Christ is in the text compared to both (the Lion and the Lamb), because the diverse excellencies of both wonderfully meet in him.
There do meet in Jesus Christ infinite highness and infinite condescension. Christ as he is God, is infinitely great and high above all. He is higher than the kings of the earth: for he is King of kings and Lord of lords. He is higher than the heavens, and higher than the highest angels of heaven. He is so high that he is infinitely above any need, above our reach that we cannot be profitable to him, and above our conceptions that we cannot comprehend him.
Christ is the creator and great possessor of heaven and earth: he is sovereign Lord of all; he rules over the whole universe, and doth whatsoever pleaseth him; his knowledge is without bound; his wisdom is perfect, and what none can circumvent; his power is infinite, and none can resist him; his riches are immense and inexhaustible; his majesty infinitely awful.
His condescension is great enough to become their friend. It is great enough to become their companion, to unite their souls to him in spiritual marriage. It is great enough to take their nature upon him, to become one of them, that he may be one with them. Yea, it is great enough to abase himself yet lower for them, even to expose himself to shame and spitting; yea, to yield up himself to an ignominious death for them. And what act of condescension can be conceived of greater?
How do I even respond to such a one as this? This morning silence was my only response. Then humility. Then worship.