Thursday 14 September 2017
Triumph of the Cross.
Numbers 21:4-9. Psalm 77(78):1-2, 34-38. Philippians 2:6-11. John 3:13-17.
Do not forget the works of the Lord! — Psalm 77(78):1-2, 34-38.
‘The Son of Man must be lifted up.’
Such is the triumph of the Cross—from it alone comes power to set us free: ‘that cross that stands eternal at the centre of the universe, radiant in everlasting love’. It reminds us of the price that ensures the kingdom of redeeming love. Such is the wonder of the cross that the contradictions and trials we encounter are caught up in it when we live in the Spirit, striving to be loving, merciful and forgiving because our merciful Saviour loves and forgives us.
‘For he has broken the gate of brass and cut the bars of iron asunder. The prison doors are opened, the dawn is still and clear. The paths of life have found us and we are led through into that marvellous light.