Isaac did. His hymn “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” has been called the greatest in the English language and has been translated into many other languages.
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The Son of God strains for breath, held by crude spikes driven through His flesh. After tortured hours, a supernatural darkness descends (from noon till 3- here).
Finally, mercifully, the Lord of the universe dismisses His anguished spirit. An earthquake rattles the landscape.
Back in the city the thick temple curtain rips in half. Graves open, and dead bodies resurrect, walking about the city (Matt. 27:51–53).
These events compel the centurion who crucified Jesus to say, “Surely he was the Son of God!” (v. 54).
“Love so amazing, so divine demands my soul, my life, my all.”
to the One who gave us everything on the cross.
An earthquake opened the tombs of some Old Testament believers, who were brought back to life, in the city the very thick temple curtain separating ordinary worshipers from the Holy of Holies rips in half..
Matthew 27:45-54 Jesus Dies on the Cross45 Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”[a]
47 Some of those who stood there, when they heard that, said, “This Man is calling for Elijah!” 48 Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink.
49 The rest said, “Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to save Him.”
50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.
51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, 52 and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; 53 and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.
54 So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God!”
to all you dear friends who come over to my blog .. I have faced this
week the passing rather unexpectedly of a dear one, in my dad's family. |
May we all be ready for the call when it comes, as we none of know how long we have!
May we be able to rejoice in the truth that Jesus did not stay dead. He vanquished death! When He cried:
"It is finished !"
Christ finished the work of salvation upon the cross for you and for me.. may we look to Him alone to be saved - TRUST in Him (as the card above says), may we be able to sing this song with all of our hearts.. Life is worth the Living .. just because He lives!!! Amen! hallelujah!
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