A few songs after I noticed this, someone led “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us,” and the lyrics of that song really pricked my heart.
“Behold the Man upon a cross;
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished.
His dying breath has brought me life.
I know that it is finished.”
Stuart Townend /// 1990
I was singing this song and looking at a shadow of a man hanging on a cross. 2000 years ago, there was a Man, a special, sinless man that hung on a cross and that died for me. I did absolutely nothing to deserve this, but He did it anyways.
He died for the mistakes I have made and the ones I will make. And He didn’t have to do anything at all. But He did it anyway. During this moment, I tried to imagine what it would have been like to be at Calvary that day. What would it have sounded like? Who would have been there? What would it have been like to be the one that was called upon to help Jesus carry the cross that held the sins of the world? How dark was it? What did the earthquake feel like? What did the curtain sound like when it tore in half? What a scary and dark day that was…
But I am so thankful that this day wasn’t the end of the story – there was a resurrection! This Man was raised from the dead by our completely all powerful, all knowing, awesome God. Jesus walked the earth as our RISEN SAVIOR. What an awesome Man He is. Jesus’ dying breath gave us hope, gave us life that will last throughout eternity.
Let your spirit MAGNIFY the One who gave His all for us.