Tuesday, April 6, 2010

that's MY King.

Easter Sunday was just a few days ago and something happened this year that made me realize the immense magnitude of what exactly jesus, mary and joseph, and our one and only God did for us through the act of the crucifixion. this is only expanded by the resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday so many years ago.

mary watched her son hang out of her reach and suffer through a publicly humiliating death at the expense of those mocking her own blood. my mom won't sit still while i (at 21 years old) pull a stinger of a bee out of my foot or limp after stubbing my toe, so i can only begin to imagine her reaction if a crowd came to hang me upon a cross next to two criminals. but mary took the plan God had for her to heart, she trusted in Him alone, and her son beat the greatest of evils, death. thank you mary.

God denied His very own child, himself in human form when jesus cried out, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" or as Matthew 27:46 says, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" my father is the most protective man i know. the most difficult task for a father (especially a divine father looking upon mortal creatures) must be to watch a group of dirty, rotten, self-righteous men hang his child upon a wooden cross in order to ensure his death. but God understood this was necessary in order to turn His wrath from the sinful nature of His people. those people are us. i am grateful to Him.

it's important to remember the events of the crucifixion. the extreme physical pain and social struggle that jesus went through on his path to the cross. this video captures the darkness of Good Friday, the hopelessness of mankind in watching death conquer their King as he hangs upon the cross.

wow, my King, our King is a mighty mighty God. and all i can think is, yes, yes, yes, THAT'S MY KING.

song of the day: in Christ alone.
this hymn has been redone by countless popular christ artists from rita spring to the newsboys, but the story remains the same. Christ has freed us through his power in us. listen to the lyrics, it says it all.


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i love those videos...and Rita has a spot in my heart...not like the handprint you have lft however. loves by the pailfull!