Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday.

Thank you for the cross, Lord
Thank you for the price You paid
Bearing all my sin and shame
In love You came
And gave amazing grace

Thank you for this love, Lord
Thank you for the nail pierced hands
Washed me in Your cleansing flow
Now all I know
Your forgiveness and embrace

Worthy is the Lamb
Seated on the throne
Crown You now with many crowns
You reign victorious
High and lifted up
Jesus Son of God
The Darling of Heaven crucified
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb

-Hillsong

There are few documentations in History on crucifixions as detailed and descriptive as the crucifixion of Jesus. Obviously, this manner of death was gruesome to say the least and not one that was exalted. The worst of the worst were killed in this horrendous and disgraceful practice.

It is not primarily the physical death of Jesus that saves us. If that were all it took to save the world, then anyone could have died as did many sacrificed animals prior to the coming of the "Lamb that takes away the sin of the world" (John 1:29). It was the only spotless, pure and sinless Son of God that had to die and it was not just His physical death that occurred on the cross that day. It was the transaction between Jesus Christ and God the Father when the Sin of the world was placed upon Jesus and God turned His face away and Jesus was spiritually separated from the Father because of the weight of the sin of the world. During those hours of darkness, Jesus bore upon His sinless soul, the sin of the world. That separation from the Father was the price the Savior paid for the salvation of man. Then when Jesus was reconciled with the Father, He gave up His physical life. "And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, He said, "Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit".

Therefore the death of Jesus Christ was two-fold and that is something that is hard to wrap one's mind around. The death of Jesus Christ was the only way to reconcile a lost and spiritually dead world to God.

Crucifixion and Death of Jesus

5 comments:

RunTX said...

That's a good song

inkOBSESSIONdesigns said...

Happy Easter! :)

Mitzy said...

LOVE this song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

have a Awesome easter!!

Sarah said...

Happy Easter!!! God Bless ya!

Shannon said...

wow..such a beautiful post! I know I'm late to reading it, but I am enjoying catching up on your older posts so much!!! :) I too, love that song. So powerful and brings me to my knees with praise!