Lest we forget

So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” (John 19:16b-19)

He paid the price for my sins in those horrible hours of that day. His blood and my sins (past, present and future), nailed in agony to the cross that I deserved so richly. That I might be righteous before the Father and with Jesus in paradise for eternity.

Both the suffering and the result are truly beyond comprehension. Yet it was done within the plan of the Father, executed by evil and eternally condemned men. And all for the Glory of God in the redemption of the redeemed who were given to Christ before the foundation of the world (Eph 1:4).

What overwhelming sadness and joy combined.

Thank you, Lord. And come, Jesus, come…

Soli Deo Gloria!

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