A crisis is the decisive state of things, or the point in time when an affair reaches its height. For Jesus, this was the cross. His entire life was lived in its shadow. He knew it was the purpose for which He was born.
At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock.
-Matthew 27:45, NLT
The Son of God became the Son of Man to do the one thing God could never do–die. All nature felt the weight of this eternal transaction.
He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
-Isaiah 53:5–6, NKJV
Christ died so we may live. The innocent in exchange for the guilty. God’s only Son suffered God’s righteous wrath, so that I could be justified. The wonder of the cross.
May the weight of it sink in. At a time when we suffer an extraordinary crisis, may we remember the crisis Christ suffered to save us. And give thanks to God for loving us this much.
Would you join me as we survey the wondrous cross? Listen to my Good Friday podcast The Crisis of the Cross.
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