Yes, indeed, this is the wonder of wonders, the miracle of miracles!
(Charles Spurgeon, "Flowers from a Puritan's Garden" 1883)
"Christ died for the ungodly!" Romans 5:6
Yes, indeed, this is the wonder of wonders, the miracle of miracles — at which my mind will forever stand amazed! That the thrice Holy Savior should take the sinner's place, and, coming under the sinner's doom, should be smitten of God — this is a mystery past finding out!
Hell is horribly amazing — but the death of Jesus is far more astounding, and especially that in death He should cry, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me!" Only the Son of God could endure this great grief. Yet is it a mystery of mysteries, that so divine a person should be capable of enduring it.
The marvel is thought to be, that a man should be able to suffer so much. But the real marvel is that, being God, He should suffer at all. The being forsaken by the Father, was the very essence of His grief!
My soul, adore and love — you cannot understand it!
Behold the eclipse of your soul's Sun, and know that, had not this been, you would have been in the darkness of Hell forever!