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Forgiven Mocking Forgiver

4 Apr

We often take this time of year to remember Jesus Christ on the cross dying for us, for our sins. We think of the pain of the whips piercing his flesh, the crown of thorns pressed on his brow and the torturous walk up to Calvary. Then we remember how nails pierced his palms and his feet and how he stayed on that cross for hours upon hours and we mourn at the cross as Jesus’ mother did.

But we often forget one important aspect.

Stuart Townend says it perfectly in the second verse of his modern hymn How Deep the Father’s Love for Us.

“Behold the Man upon a cross

My sin upon His shoulders

Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice

Call out among the scoffers.”

We are no better than the soldiers who spat on Jesus 2,000 years ago. We mocked him at the cross and we mock Him when we sin, when we take the cross for granted. We are ashamed at our mocking voice, but in His awesome grace, he says to God to forgive us while we mock Him.

That’s the beauty of the cross: we are forgiven while we mock the one who forgives us.

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Jesus, My Lord

2 Feb

Lamb of God, You were slain,
Washed away our sin and pain,
I cannot grasp why You’d die
For our wrongs, You did suffice,
Son of man, what a sacrifice,
The only true and faithful love.

The tree was heavy,
The stripes did hurt thee,
Jesus, my Lord.
The grave could not hold You,
Now life is made new,
Jesus, my Lord.

Crown of thorns pressed on Your brow,
I can’t help but wonder how,
How You endured all that pain.
Your glory shown at Calvary,
You conquered death and thus saved me,
Lord I marvel at your grace.

The tree was heavy,
The stripes did hurt thee,
Jesus, my Lord.
The grave could not hold You,
Now life is made new,
Jesus, my Lord.

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