Wednesday, 16 April 2014
The Joy Challenge: Saturday 12th April 2014
May I never lose the wonder, the wonder of the cross. May I see it for the first time, standing as a sinner lost. Undone by mercy and left speechless, watching wide eyed at the cost. May I never lose the wonder, the wonder of the cross. Today's joy is deep and wide and high and long. Fathomless and bottomless, eternally mysterious. Justification, propitiation, sanctification. Scapegoat, exchange, debt paid, bridge made. An inexhaustible array of metaphors at our disposal to try and make sense of the unsensemakeable, the unbelievable, the unthinkable. The shamefilled folly of it: love saturated lunacy on full display as we watch the beautifully perfect God Man dying in our place, becoming estranged to remove our estrangement, being forsaken by the father to take away our forsakenness, willingly becoming lost that we could be found. Oh, this is deep magic indeed.