Evidence of the generous heart of the Creator is seen at every turn. As we look at the heavens, the vast array of heavenly bodies without number and awe-inspiring. Take a closer look at the creative ingenuity of the flora and fauna of planet earth – mega-millions of leaves artistically decorating a huge variety of trees, each delicate leaf an amazing life supporting mechanism. As we delve deeper into the micro-world visible under micro-scopes another generous display is seen of excellence and beauty. The whole of creation is embellished with the hallmark of a generous Creator.
However, the greatest act of generosity was witnessed on a rugged hill just out side an eastern city – a scene of the most brutal cruelty that mankind could conjure up for serious criminals. There the generosity of Love displayed its rugged power of vanquishing death and the power of sin.
“In the fact of the Saviour’s sufferings, sin deepened into densest darkness and grace broke forth in brightest brilliance. In the strange mystery upon which we have already reverently looked, sin and love met in fiercest conflict. All other forces were withdrawn and alone in a death grapple in the darkness, sin took hold on love and love took hold on sin. The issue of the conflict is now the subject of consideration but only the contemplation of the opposing forces, as seen in this supreme hour. Love incarnate has taken hold upon sin and the issue must be a decisive victory for one or the other. In this hour, sin or grace will triumph for ever. If sin and grace are seen as here revealed, there will be no possibility of mistake as to the nature of both.” The Crises of the Christ by G Campbell Morgan D.D. page 221/222
May we all be deeply challenged and enriched by this historic act of generous Love. The Creator/Redeemer taking our place on the Cross that we might live for ever.
“Come see His hands and his feet,
The scars that speak of sacrifice,
Hands that flung stars into space
To cruel nails surrendered.
This is our God, the Servant King,
He calls us now to follow Him,
To bring our lives as a daily offering
Of worship to the Servant King.”
22 March 2008