Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wednesday of Holy Week: So Rich a Crown


We sang the words again this past Sunday.



These lines from “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” Isaac Watts’s powerful hymn, have stayed with me all week. I thought I’d share them with you on this Wednesday of Holy Week.

As we face toward Good Friday, let us remember the Savior’s sorrow and love. Let us not forget, it wasn’t a crown encrusted with jewels he wore, but one of torturous barbs. Yet the high cost of that crude crown bought our redemption. He did this for us.
For us.

“Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!” (Philippians 2:6-8).

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