If we’re not intentional, Good Friday will come and go without much reflection on what this day is all about. Hopefully, God will use this short excerpt from a Charles Spurgeon sermon to stir a determination to make sure that doesn’t happen.
“Can you not see Him as they fling Him on His back, stretch out His hands and feet to the wood—and then drive the cruel nails through their most tender parts?
Can you not see Him as they lift Him high between earth and heaven, and then dash the cross into its place, dislocating all His bones, till He cries out, ‘I am poured out like water, and all My bones are out of joint. You have brought Me into the dust of death?’
Yes, He is accomplishing it all!
Jehovah’s wrath is pouring over Him, wave after wave, and He is meekly bowing His head to it all!
Jehovah’s sword is being driven into His heart, and He is baring His breast to receive it—for your sakes and for mine! Sinner, He does it altogether. He can do it! He is doing it! He has done it, for He bowed His head, saying, ‘It is finished!’ and gave up the ghost!
That which was first a purpose, then a covenant, and then a work initiated, is now a work achieved!
Jesus Christ has redeemed His people with His own most precious blood!’
~Charles H. Spurgeon, Spurgeon Gems
“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”
~Ephesians 2:13 (ESV)