120 COUSELS FROM THE WORDS OF TRUTH. of heaven. There is the blood- royal. The Spirit of God, the great Artist of heaven, draws the picture of these women seen around the person of the Lord Jesus, and hangs it up in the gallery of grace, that we may behold and learn. What urged them onward at this early hour of the day with their spices ? Love, only love. " The love of Christ constraineth us." This so filled their hearts that there was no room for another thought. The difficulties were never taken into account. The huge stone at the door of the sepulcher, and how it was to be "rolled away," never entered their minds. Love, only love, urged them on- ward. Love had, no doubt, kept them awake all the pre- vious night, watching for the dawn, and the moments, we may be sure, were long and tedious. What will not the love of Christ do ? But now the difficulties of the way have to be faced. A formidable one presents itself. " Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulcher ?" There was good ground, too, for this difficulty. They were weak women, and the stone was " great." It was no trifling obstacle. It would have turned any one else back. It would have cooled any other motive than the " love of Christ." Ah ! duties are ours ; issues are God's. Let us go onward, and leave the " great stone," to God. The love of Christ burns within us. We are going to see the Saviour. Perish every other thought ! Leave difficulties with God. " Roll thy way upon the Lord ; trust also in Him : and He shall bring it to pass." So they did. The difficulty, the "great stone,"' de- terred them not. The love of Christ was stronger. And God, always true to His promise, was true to their love.