A quote for Good Friday

[Musings from the manse – 10th April 2020]

‘When you reflect upon Jesus Christ hanging upon the cross of shame, you understand the depth and weight of human sin. How do you measure the size of a fire? By the number of firefighters and fire engines sent to fight against it. How do you measure the seriousness of a medical condition? By the amount of risk the doctors take in prescribing dangerous antibiotics or surgical procedures. How do we measure the gravity of sin and the incomparable vastness of God’s love for us? By looking at the magnitude of what God has done for us in Jesus, who became like a common criminal for our sake and in our place.’

Fleming Rutledge, The Undoing of Death (Eerdmans, 2002), pp.118-120