Here is some vintage Spurgeon taken from the devotional “Morning and Evening,” published by Crossway Publishers. Spurgeon sure is a master at the use of language.
Taken from: February 25 – “The Wrath To Come” – Matthew 3:7
“It is pleasant to pass over a country after a storm has spent itself – to smell the freshness of the herbs after the rain has passed away, and to note the drops while they glisten like purest diamonds in the sunlight. That is the position of a Christian. He is going through a land where the storm has spent itself upon His Savior’s head, and if there be a few drops of sorrow falling, they distill from clouds of mercy, and Jesus cheers him by the assurance that they are not for his destruction. But how terrible it is to witness the approach of a tempest – to note the forewarnings of the storm; to mark the birds of heaven as they droop their wings to see the cattle as they lay their heads low in terror; to discern the face of the sky as it grows black, and to find the sun obscured, and the heavens angry and frowning! How terrible to await the dread advance of a hurricane, to wait in terrible apprehension till the wind rushes forth in fury, tearing up trees from their roots, forcing rocks from their pedestals, and hurling down all the dwelling-places of man! And yet, sinner, this is your present position. No hot drops have fallen as yet, but a shower of the fire is coming. No terrible winds howl around you, but God’s tempest is coming, and how awful will that moment be when God, robed in vengeance, shall march forth in fury! Where, where, where, O sinner, will you hide your head, or where will you run to? May the hand of mercy lead you now to Christ! He is freely set before you in the Gospel: His pierced side is the place of shelter. You know your need of Him; believe in Him, cast yourself upon Him, and then the fury shall be past forever.”
“For our sake he (God) made him(Jesus Christ) sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21).