Calvary's stupendous scene!

Henry Law, "Family Prayers")

"It is finished!" John 19:30

Holy Father,
The heavens, the earth, and all that are therein, proclaim Your wondrous goodness. But Your love shines forth in surpassing luster預t Calvary's stupendous scene! At the cross we see Your heavenly grace removing the tremendous load of our iniquities from us預nd heaping them all on Your beloved Son! We see Him standing as a transgressor in our place. We see Him, who knew no sin洋ade sin for us. We see Him, the all-holy One預ccounted as a curse! We see Your justice leading the spotless Lamb to the slaughter預nd rigorously demanding the full payment for all our sin-debt!

The avenging sword enters into His very heart!

The stream of sin-atoning blood flows!

Full recompense is meted out!

Divine Justice can ask no more.

Charges against us are all obliterated.

The debt-book is cancelled. If our sins are searched for, they cannot now be found!

The spotless Lamb is devoted to all anguish葉hat we may be inheritors of all joy.

He is cast off from You葉hat we may be brought near to You.

He is treated as Your enemy葉hat we may be welcomed as Your friends.

He is deserted by You葉hat we may be received to Your everlasting favor.

He is surrendered to hell's worst葉hat we may attain heaven's best.

He is stripped葉hat we may be clothed.

He is wounded葉hat we may be healed.

He thirsts葉hat we may drink of the water of life.

He is in darkness葉hat we may rejoice in the glories of eternal day.

He weeps葉hat all tears may be forever wiped from our eyes.

He groans葉hat we may sing an endless song.

He endures all pain葉hat we may rejoice in unfading health.

He wears a crown of thorns葉hat we may receive a crown of glory.

He bows His head in death葉hat we may lift up our head in heaven.

He bears earth's reproach葉hat we may receive heaven's welcome.

He is tormented葉hat we may be comforted.

He is made all shame葉hat we may inherit all glory.

His eyes are dark in death葉hat our eyes may gaze on unclouded brightness.

He dies葉hat we may escape the second death, and live forevermore.

O gracious Father, thus You spare not Your only begotten Son葉hat You may spare us! All our sins are cast behind Your back預ll are buried in the ocean of reconciling blood!

We can only fall low and cry, "We adore You for the gift of Your Son as our substitute; for the death of Your Son as our ransom!"

Blessed Jesus, we have been standing beneath Your cross. The sight constrains us to the deepest humility. Our vile iniquity擁s the cause of Your shame! We cannot fathom the sins which plunged You into such depths of unutterable woe! We cannot estimate the burden of wrath which thus crushed You. We cannot deny that the sins which stain us are evils of infinite malignity, since nothing but Your blood could wash away their guilty stains! As transgressors, we abhor ourselves before You.

While we humbly gaze洋ay we anxiously ponder, "Why, blessed Jesus謡hy did You thus die?" May His precious answer sound through every part of our hearts and souls,
"I die葉hat you may not die.
I lay down My life葉o purchase your life.
I present Myself as a sin-offering to容xpiate all your sins.
My blood thus streams葉o wash out all your guilt.
The fountain is thus opened in My side葉o cleanse you from all impurity. I thus endure your curse. I thus pay your debt. I thus rescue you from all condemnation. I thus satisfy divine justice for you!"