…it should have been me who drank the cup of your wrath – but it wasn’t.
…it should have been me who was tried for rebellion against you – but it wasn’t.
…it should have been me who was beaten with rods – but it wasn’t.
…it should have been me wearing a pathetic crown of thorns – but it wasn’t.
…it should have been me taken outside the city in disgrace – but it wasn’t.
…it should have been me who was nailed to the cross and died – but it wasn’t.
…it should have been my blood shed for my sins – but it wasn’t.
…it should have been my death as penalty for disobeying you – but it wasn’t.
But there your son hung – suspended between heaven and earth – as if both the earth and the heavens wanted nothing to do with him.
It should have been me…
But it wasn’t.
Because Jesus drank the cup of your wrath, I can now one day, drink the cup of rejoicing.
Because Jesus was judged though no fault was found in him, I can enjoy the reality of no condemnation.
Because Jesus wore the crown of thorns, I can now follow and serve him as my king.
Because Jesus was kicked out of the city, I can be brought into the family.
Because Jesus died, I will never see death.
Because Jesus paid the penalty of my sin, I now enjoy his righteousness.
Because Jesus was rejected by the Father, I am now one of your children.
Holy Father, with such a gift what would you have me do?
He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.
Good Friday Service @7 PM
1st Service @ 9AM
2nd Service @ 10:45
Bring a friend and see you there.