The Lamb’s Finest Hour
From the outset of his ministry Jesus was born to die! His finest hour, was his death on a cruel cross where he hung in agonizing, excruciating pain dealing a death blow to death itself! Strapped to a wooden beam, he crushes death, the evil one, and the power of sin. He fooled everyone! It was like he was playing chess on twenty different levels. He mapped it out, and with one glorious move: Checkmate, game over!
The greatest and most glorious of all subjects is the cross of Christ! It is the subject of worship in this age and in the age to come. We will stare at nail-pierced hands and weep with gratitude forever… seeing and savoring, prizing and praising the glory of God in the face of Jesus, the Lamb of God! This is the subject that baffles men, shuts king’s mouths, and dumbfounds the human race!
Imagine the highest stoops to become the lowest, the greatest becomes the least, the king becomes a criminal! The Lord of all because the servant of all, the creator becomes the crucified, the powerful one becomes the pierced one. This place called Golgotha was not a place of mercy yet the most merciful act in history was being accomplished. The sinless and guiltless one was dying as one guilty. The perfect one was being spoiled by the perverse. The wicked had released their hatred upon the wonderful one. The righteous one, ravaged by the cruel cross, was dying for the rebellious. Yet now he sits enthroned forever as the worthy Lamb at the right hand of the Father!
Revelation 5:6 “And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain.”