on FAITH

April 20, 2011

Holy Week Blog 2: Jesus Cannot Love you More………

…… because He has already loved you fully. That is the love of Christ. When you see the cross of Christ – I hope you see the full extent of Christ’s love.

Rabbi Duncan was a great old Reformed teacher in New College, Edinburgh, a hundred and more years ago. In one of his famous excursions in his classes, where he would move off from the Hebrew he was supposed to be teaching to theological reflections on this or that, he threw out the following question: “Do you know what Calvary was? What? What? What? Do you know what Calvary was?” Then, having waited a little and having walked up and down in front of them in silence, he looked at them again and said, “I’ll tell you what Calvary was. It was damnation, and he took it lovingly.” The students in his class reported that there were tears on his face as he said this. And well there might be. “Damnation, and he took it lovingly.”

Related Holy Week Posts:

1. At the Cross

2. What Happened at the Cross?

3. Come Follow Me to the Cross

4. The Death of Christ

 

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