Christ on the Cross

Sunday, April 01, 2012 Posted by Joline

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I'm stumped.

The crucifixion paralyzes my thoughts and freezes my fingers. My mouth just kind of drops. Yep. Joline is speechless. It hurts to much to write. And nothing I write can do the event justice. Here is where I choose not to push or pry a devotion out of emptiness.

So, if you don't mind, and don't find it too "lazy" of me, I'd like to pass this writing of this post to my good friend J.C. Ryle. He's a favorite in our house.

"Let us set fully before our eyes the doctrine of Christ dying in our place – His substituted death, and rest our souls on it. Let us hold on firmly to the mighty truth, that Christ on the cross:
Christ on the cross: Stood in the place of His people
Christ on the cross: Died for His people
Christ on the cross: Suffered for His people
Christ on the cross: Was counted a curse and sin for His people
Christ on the cross: Paid the debts of His People
Christ on the cross: Made restitution for His people
Christ on the cross: Became the guarantee of His people
Christ on the cross: Became the representative of His people
In this way Christ obtained His people’s freedom. Let us understand this clearly, and then we will see what a mighty privilege it is to be made free by Christ. This is freedom which, above all others is worth having."

~ J.C. Ryle

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