THE SUFFERIGS OF THE SOUL OF JESUS.BY HERY KOLLOCK, D. D,John xii. 27, 28.ow is my soul troubled; and what shall 1 say? Fa-ther, save me from this hour: but for this cause came Iunto this hour. Father, glorify thy name. Then camethere a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorifiedit, and ivill glorify it again.What a spectacle ! He who is inseparably unitedto the source of life and felicity, in sorrow ; He whois the unfailing fountain of consolation to his childrenon earth, and of joy to the redeemed in heaven, in trou-ble and distress ! We in vain look for exernal causesof this wo. There is no scourge, no cross, no execu-tioner. On the contrary, every thing seems calcu-lated to inspire him with delight. The multitudeappear, at last, disposed to acknowledge him as theMessiah. He has entered in triumph into Jerusa-lem, amidst their hosannas. The Greeks have anx-iously desired to see him, and thus given an earnestof the ingathering of the Gentiles. Ah, brethren!the pains that Jesus feels are deeper than external316 SERMO LV.causes could produce. He just touches the momentwhen lie is to be offered up a sacrifice for sin; hebegins to feel that wrath of God, which was to bepoured out upon him when he stood as the victim of our transgressions. That fire has been kindled, withwhich he was encompassed in the garden and onthe cross, and which would instantly have consumedany being not united to the Godhead.