Friday, December 08, 2023

The Agony of the Cross

When commenting on the agony of the cross, Charles Spurgeon said: "The placing of the cross in its socket had shaken Him with great violence, had strained all the ligaments, pained every nerve, and more or less dislocated all His bones. Burdened with His own weight, the august sufferer felt the strain increasing every moment of those six long hours. His sense of faintness and general weakness were overpowering; while to His own consciousness He became nothing but a mass of misery and swooning sickness ... To us, sensations such as our Lord endured would have been insupportable, and kind unconsciousness would have come to our rescue; but in His case, He was wounded, and felt the sword; He drained the cup and tasted every drop." How great must be His love for justice, that He would do such a thing, and how great must His love be for this sinful world. There goes another minute. Gone forever. Go share your faith while you still have time.