Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Duuude, when you say it like this...

“The Cross was at once the most horrible and the most beautiful example of God’s wrath. It was the most just and the most gracious act in history. God would have been more than unjust, He would have been diabolical to punish Jesus if Jesus had not first willingly taken on Himself the sins of the world. Once Christ had done that, once He volunteered to be the Lamb of God, laden with our sin, then He became the most grotesque and vile thing on this planet. With the concentrated load of sin He carried, He became utterly repugnant to the Father. God poured out His wrath on this obscene thing. God made Christ accursed for the sin He bore. Herein was God’s holy justice perfectly manifest. Yet it was done for us. He took what justice demanded from us.

- RC Sproul, The Holiness of God (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1998), 121.

When put this way... wow, it really makes a person think.
(Emphasis mine.)

5 comments:

Dragonflysoul said...

WOW. that's powerful.

and to know, He did all that just for me :-) and how little i've appreciated it.

Stepheny Weaver said...

Yep this is great! What a helpful post!

Steph

Joy said...

Thank you for that awesome reminder of the huge burden took on for us sinners.

You asked how the process of our adoption was going. Well, I guess it is going good so far. We are adopting two little ones from Ghana that around five. They don't have birth certificates, so the people at the orphanage just have to guess by looking at their teeth and such. We have some cousins that have adopted three from Ethiopia and two from Ghana and these two little ones are a sister and a half brother to the two our cousins adopted from Ghana. I hope that made sense. :( Well, our cousins tried to adopt these two, but the Ghana gov. to them no, so it then that it seemed as though God was telling us, "These are your little ones."And we have wanted to adopt for a long time but never seemed like God was showing us any little ones that were meant for our family; then there was these two! We are now waiting on approval from the US gov. which will take about three months. Then our paper work will be sent Ghana and their gov. has to approve it, so, we have a lot of waiting to do. We have done all that we can, as far as our part goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Paige said...

Cool post!
Sorry, it's been awhile. I think we both understand being busy, though.
Congrats on the mid-terms! Great to hear that your mother is trying to keep keep in touch. My mother isn't big into technology either, but neither am I! :) Your cafeteria sounds really neat. Pajamas, though? I can't imagine.
Glad you liked my last post. I really need to go write another, but where to begin?????? Coffee and a long walk- sounds great. I'll have to remember that.
Hope to talk to you soon.

Lexi said...

Hey! I just did an assignment on this book a few weeks ago! There are some REALLY good things in there!