The Final Days of Jesus: Friday
Good Friday. A day of utter darkness as Jesus, the Son of God, hangs on a cruel instrument of torture and execution, taking on himself the just penalty for our sins. In our place condemned he stood. A day of darkness, yes...but a day of hope for all those who place their trust in him.
“In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” (1 John 4:10 ESV)
Take a moment to meditate on the following adapted from "Love Lustres at Calvary," then continue on to watch the video provided by our friends at Crossway.
- At Calvary grace removes my burdens and heaps them on thy Son, made a transgressor, a curse, and sin for me;
- At Calvary the sword of thy justice smote the man, thy fellow;
- At Calvary thy infinite attributes were magnified, and infinite atonement was made;
- At Calvary infinite punishment was due, and infinite punishment was endured.
- At Calvary Christ was all anguish that I might be all joy,
- At Calvary Christ was cast off that I might be brought in,
- At Calvary Christ was trodden down as an enemy that I might be welcomed as a friend,
- At Calvary Christ was surrendered to hell’s worst that I might attain heaven’s best,
- At Calvary Christ was stripped that I might be clothed,
- At Calvary Christ was wounded that I might be healed,
- At Calvary Christ was athirst that I might drink,
- At Calvary Christ was tormented that I might be comforted,
- At Calvary Christ was made a shame that I might inherit glory,
- At Calvary Christ entered darkness that I might have eternal light.
- At Calvary my Saviour wept that all tears might be wiped from my eyes,
- At Calvary Christ groaned that I might have endless song,
- At Calvary Christ endured all pain that I might have unfading health,
- At Calvary Christ bore a thorny crown that I might have a glory-diadem,
- At Calvary Christ bowed his head that I might uplift mine,
- At Calvary Christ experienced reproach that I might receive welcome,
- At Calvary Christ closed his eyes in death that I might gaze on unclouded brightness,
- At Calvary Christ expired that I might forever live.
Adapted from “Love Lustres at Calvary,” from The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions by Arthur Bennett, published by The Banner of Truth Trust.