Most Glorious and Good Friday

 

“It is finished.”

Most glorious words spoken.

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Trembling, creation holds its breath as His heart gently thumps one last time.
His gasping chest has ceased to demand air. No more utterances, moans or whispers from his parched and swollen mouth. Dried and crusted blood stain the ground below.

Silence.

All of creation had waited, anticipated this moment when those words would be spoken… that heart would make one final beat… it had been set into motion thousands of years before.

With those words…

sin had been conquered…

the wrath of God satisfied.

Christ had taken on himself…for all mankind…the penalty that he did not deserve.

Creation had waited for this triumph.

Abraham, taking his son, Isaac, his one and only son to the place where he would offer Isaac as a sacrifice in obedience to God, is questioned by his son…”the fire and wood are here, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” Abraham responds,“God himself will provide the lamb for the bunt offering.”

Standing in the Jordan River, John, dripping wet from baptizing those who had heeded his message, “Repent,” looks up and sees Jesus coming closer. John’s entire life, the very purpose of his days have been to prepare the people for the one he announces, “Behold, the Lamb of God!”

Creation holds it’s breath. The heart begins to beat again. Air fills the once gasping lungs. Strong legs and arms move without hindrance. The voice powerful enough to speak stars into existence cannot be quieted. God himself provided the lamb of sacrifice, which was slain and has now…

RISEN!

Death had been conquered!

Silence will be no more, all of creation, that has waited and watched…beyond that final breath, beyond that final heart beat….beyond the magnificent words, “It is finished,” beyond the empty grave…there is coming a day when the Lamb will return as the final curtain is drawn…creation will burst forth in glorious song,

“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”…”To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, forever and ever!”
Rev. 5:12, 13.

 

 

 

 

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