Is it possible that God should become man, that the one through whom all things were created and are preserved (John 1; Colossians 1; Hebrews 1) should come down in human flesh?  Is it possible that He who is life, through whom all life is created, is it possible that He (God in human flesh) should die?  Oh blessed yes!  It is possible and it is fact!  It is the center of human history!  God the Son was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquites, upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace and with His stripes we are healed.  He became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.  God the Son - the Good Shepherd - died as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!  He died for sheep who love to wander.  He died for you!

And now there is peace with God through the blood of His cross - peace the world cannot give - peace which passes human understanding - even your understanding!  What occured on the center cross on Good Friday is the Center of Human History!

The payment is made in full!  It is finished!  It was impossible for death to keep its hold on Him (Acts 2:42).  His resurrection shows with brilliant illumination the beauty and the bounty of His once for all sacrifice on the cross!  Now there is life for us dying sinners!  Now by your baptism into His death (Romans 6) you have been born again to a living home through His resurrection (1 Peter 1).

Joy - Joy - the deed is done - the sacrifice is made - the payment is satisfied - and the Lord is risen!  He is risen indeed!  Alleluia!

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