Saturday, April 7, 2012

No need of an encore; it is finished...


I didn't plan on posting anything this morning. We've got a full day of Easter brunch preparations ahead of us (and a little garden work to do, too), but I woke a little early. While sipping my coffee, I decided to do a little blog reading, and scrolling through my Google Reader, I came across a post which I cannot more highly commend to you. This, my friends, is grace...
He was the king of glory, the Morning Star, the image of the invisible God, the first born of all creation—by Him all things were created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him. He was before all things, and in Him all things held together. In Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell.

And yet, He was born for this moment. It was for this humiliation, it was for this shameful injustice, it was for this torture that He came into the world. He was made incarnate so that His holy brow might be crowned with thorns. He was made in the likeness of a servant so that He might be mocked by the very ones He had come to seek and save. He left His throne in glory so that His back might bear the stripes for our iniquity, so that His hands and feet and side might be pierced for our transgressions.
and...
Through all the ages men and nations have attempted some kind of an encore, some sort of an addendum, a coda, something that might round out the work of Christ—but, His declaration is clear: there is nothing to add, no further steps need be taken. This is the Gospel, the Good News the angels announced so long before, the glad tidings proclaimed by prophets and sages: all the requirements are now satisfied, the promise is fulfilled, substitution is made, justification is done, imputation is applied, redemption is accomplished: It is finished!
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Wishing you all peace and grace this Easter weekend,

~Lisa

2 comments:

  1. No, it does not need any more explanations... it is finished!
    m.

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  2. Finished, indeed! A blessed day to you, Maria. :)

    ~Lisa

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