Oh to behold the wonder of the cross. That in one central moment God crucified his only begotten son. To even meditate on this and see not as something routine or cursory but as new, fresh, brilliant, and gripping.
It was in this moment that we see the pinnacle both of God's love for man (his willingness to sacrifice his son) and his justice (with his disdain for sin being so strong that only the life of one who knew no sin, being slaughtered for the many and reconciling us back to God). Oh the mystery of the cross.
In this midst of intense pain these were the words he read. Oh to meditate on the power of the cross, which has broken the power of sin and death. Freeing us to the Lord.
Captivate our hearts Lord Jesus we are so quick to miss your truth, compassion, mercy, and justice. Oh the wonder of the cross...