Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. --William Penn

Good Friday is the mirror held up by Jesus so that we can see ourselves in all our stark reality, and then it turns us to that cross and to his eyes and we hear these words, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do." That's us! And so we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves. We see in that cross a love so amazing so divine that it loves us even when we turn away from it, or spurn it, or crucify it. There is no faith in Jesus without understanding that on the cross we see into the heart of God and find it filled with mercy for the sinner whoever he or she may be. --Robert G. Trache

The Cross did not happen to Jesus: He came on purpose for it.
--Oswald Chambers

Does God really love us? I say look to the crucified Jesus. Look to the old rugged cross. By every thorn that punctured His brow. By every mark of the back lacerating scourge. By every hair of his beard plucked from his cheeks by cruel fingers. By every bruise which heavy fists made upon His head. God said, "I love you!" By all the spit that landed on his face. By every drop of sinless blood that fell to the ground. By every breath of pain which Jesus drew upon the cross. By every beat of His loving heart. God said, "I love you! " --Billy Lobbs

Our old history ends with the cross; our new history begins with the resurrection.
--Watchman Nee


Heather said...

really nice post. thank you for sharing.

Richele said...

What a powerful collection of quotes.

Stopped by via the MUS site based on your blog's name.

obladi oblada said...

Nice post, thank you for that!

Laurzie said...

These are great!