Thursday, September 01, 2005

Through Faith They Still Speak (9/1/05)

"Jesus did not bear the Cross - he used it. The Cross was sin, and he turned it into the healing of sin; the Cross was hate, and he turned it into a manifestation of the love of God. The Cross showed man at his worst, and there Jesus shows God at his redemptive best. The cruelest, darkest word that life ever spoke was at the Cross, and Jesus took all that cruelty and darkness and turned it into pure love and pure light." (E. Stanley Jones, cited in Ajith Fernando, The Supremacy of Christ [Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway Books, 1995], p. 214)