Indeed, it is precisely because Christ knew and experienced these things that those who believe upon Him never will know them. The suffering and the sacrifice of our Lord is incomprehensible. Perhaps one day, when we meet Him face to face and peer at His nail-pierced hands and feet, we will begin to fully understand. I suspect, however, that upon seeing those precious scars, we will all fall at His feet in humble and gracious adoration for the Lamb Who was slain on our behalf.
I pray you take the time today to reflect upon these truths, and upon the greatness of our Lord Jesus Christ. With that, here is your Good Friday themed week in review (kind of):
- Some devotional thoughts from Charles Spurgeon.
- Thabiti Anyabwile examines what it meant for the Father to forsake the Son. It meant the Father allowed the Son to suffer social abandonment, emotional desertion and, most agonizingly, spiritual wrath.
- John MacArthur uses Scripture to answer the question, Who Killed Jesus?
- Reformation21 looks at what it meant for Christ to be forsaken by men.
- I highly recommend the book, The Darkness and the Glory, by Greg Harris, which offers an examination of the cross from Christ's perspective.
- The White Horse Inn discusses Easter for atheists and skeptics.
- The Agony of the Cup: