In the first full month of this blog’s existence (when apparently Easter also occurred in March) I posted a GodTube link to a song which no longer works. Not remembering the piece, I got curious, and discovered another online version of it. The singer, songwriter and visual artist is Todd Vaters with additional vocals by Amanda Stott.
Christ died. He left a will in which He gave His soul to His Father, His body to Joseph of Arimathea, His clothes to the soldiers, and His mother to John. But to His disciples, who had left all to follow Him, He left not silver or gold, but something far better – His PEACE!
~ Matthew Henry
God led Jesus to a cross, not a crown, and yet that cross ultimately proved to be the gateway to freedom and forgiveness for every sinner in the world. God also asks us as Jesus’ followers to carry a cross. Paradoxically, in carrying that cross, we find liberty and joy and fulfillment.
~ Bill Hybels
Christ is the Son of God. He died to atone for men’s sin, and after three days rose again. This is the most important fact in the universe. I die believing in Christ. –
~ Watchman Nee (Note found under his pillow, in prison, at his death)
As out of Jesus’ affliction came a new sense of God’s love and a new basis for love between men, so out of our affliction we may grasp the splendor of God’s love and how to love one another. Thus the consummation of the two commandments was on Golgotha; and the Cross is, at once, their image and their fulfillment.
~ Malcolm Muggeridge