H/t – Maryaha
See also Dr. Eowyn’s article:
Sunday Devotional: A time unsurpassed in distress
Awaiting The Command by Jon McNaughton
“Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?”
Matthew 26:53-54 New International Version (NIV)
The Crucifixion of Jesus was not a tragedy, it was an achievement.
Can you imagine the determination of Jesus in his march into Jerusalem knowing that torture and death awaited Him? And think of the Father’s pain at seeing His Son insulted, beaten, mocked and killed.
But they knew it was the only way they could fulfill the legal demands of the law, and break Satan’s death grip on humanity. If God had not withheld His hand at that moment, we would have been doomed to an eternity in darkness.
Love the Lord, you His saints!