Some things are true whether you believe them or not.
“He looked around the hill and foresaw a scene. Three figures hung on three crosses. Arms spread. Heads fallen forward. They moaned with the wind.
Men clad in soldiers’ garb sat on the ground near the trio. They played games in the dirt and laughed.
Men clad in religion stood off to one side. They smiled. Arrogant, cocky. They had protected God, they thought, by killing this false one.
Women clad in sorrow huddled at the foot of the hill. Speechless. Faces tear streaked. Eyes downward. One put her arm around another and tried to lead them away. She wouldn’t leave, “I will stay,” she said softly. “I will stay.”
All heaven stood to fight. All nature rose to rescue. All eternity poised to protect. But the Creator gave no command.
“It must be done …,” he said, and withdrew.
But as he stepped back in time, he heard the cry that he would someday scream: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” He wrenched at tomorrows agony.
The angel spoke again, “It would be less painful …”
The Creator interrupted softly, “But it wouldn’t be love.”
(From In the Eye of the Storm by Max Lucado)
- Our Problem Is Sin by Max Lucado (christianmotivations.weebly.com)
- September 19, 2013 (ndfm.wordpress.com)