Encounters with myself … others … Life !
Philip Yancey in his book ‘The Jesus I never knew’ refers to speculation by John Howard Yoder on what might have happened if God had intervened to grant the request “take this cup from me.”
‘ As Yoder reminds us, the cross, the “cup that now seemed so terrifying was the very reason Jesus had come to earth. Here at the cross is the man who loves his enemies, the man whose righteousness is greater than that of the Pharisees, who being rich became poor, who gives his robe to those who took his cloak, who prays for those who despite-fully use him. The cross is not a detour or a hurdle on the way to the kingdom. Nor is it even the way to the kingdom; it is the kingdom come.
Awesome words !!!!
Can we ever say enough on the wonder of the Cross? We can only grasp slivers of the truth as we meditate on 1 Corinthians 1.17 cf) .
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