“When I survey the wondrous cross On which the Prince of Glory died, My richest gain I count but loss And pour contempt on all my pride” (LSB 425:1). There can be no doubt — Christ had it all. He is the Prince of Glory. Our Savior also gave it all. Isaiah 53 tells us He was stricken, smitten, afflicted, pierced, crushed, punished, led like a Lamb to the slaughter, cut off from the land of the living, and assigned a grave with the wicked. And Jesus delivers it all! The absolution declares it. The baptismal font seals it. The Holy Communion table celebrates it. This is the “good” in Good Friday! When these great truths strike our hearts, we cannot help but sing, “Were the whole realm of nature mine, That were a tribute far too small; Love so amazing, so divine, Demands my soul, my life, my all!” (LSB 425:4).
The Hour of Darkness
Posted on April 14, 2017 1:00 AM by