3-Week Series: Double Blessing

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C. H. Spurgeon told about the deep love and devotion French soldiers had for their leader Napoleon. He noted that it was not at all unusual for a mortally wounded soldier to raise himself up on one elbow and give a final cheer to his revered General. In addition, if by chance the dying man saw Napoleon nearby, he would, with his final breath, shout, "Vive l’Emprereur!" Perhaps one of the most eloquent expressions of all, however, came from the lips of a soldier who had been shot in the chest. As the surgeon was attempting to remove the bullet, the suffering man was heard to whisper, "If you go much deeper, Doctor, you’ll come to the Emperor!" Spurgeon commented, "He had him on his heart." If a man as notorious as Napoleon could be the object of such undying devotion, how much more should Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, be an object of our devotion!