We are ever drawn to the truth that love wins, that mercy triumphs. But if we gloss over Golgotha we miss the depth of God’s love. Good Friday is about intentionally not glossing over Golgotha. Instead the aim is to examine our hearts and realize that today, the day that marks Christ’s death on the cross, is the day justice triumphed.
Sins have never been buried or forgotten without cost. But Christ took on my many sins. Jesus paid for all of them. Every single one of them. Only love beyond comprehension could do that. And yet I desperately want to comprehend it. I want to understand the cost so I can live a life of gratitude for all He’s done for me.
I ordered this devotional for Lent this year. It’s been wonderful. I’ve underlined and annotated like crazy because it’s so rich.
Tozer makes the following point, which is perfect.
This is a mystery too high for us, and we honor God more by believing without understanding than by trying to understand. The Just died for the unjust; and because He did, the unjust may now live with the Just in complete moral congruity. Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.
I believe. I hope you do too.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and Jehovah hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:6