A Miracle of Mercy

Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain… – Acts 2:23

It is Christ that died… – Romans 8:34

Who can tell us what Christ’s suffering really was? It goes into the region of things unknown; it goes beyond the knowable; for flesh and blood will never be able to comprehend what Jesus suffered when the great flood of human sin came rushing down upon Him and filled His spirit to the brim. “It is Christ that died.” My unknown sins are buried in the unknown deeps of His almighty sacrifice.

Ah! but another thought comes up, “You know that He died; but then you have slain your Lord. You had a share in His death. You know that every sinner is guilty of the murder of Christ.” I know it; I know it to my shame and confusion; yet do I live by Him I slew, I am saved by Him I murdered; and I glory in the grace that makes such a miracle of mercy possible.”

“With pleasing grief and mournful joy
My spirit now is filled,
That I should such a life destroy,
Yet live by Him I killed.”

Whether it was by mine or by any other wicked hands, yet it was by “the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God,” that Jesus died in the stead of all who believe in Him: I believe in Him, therefore He has died for me. He died for His murderers, for those that mocked and insulted Him; for He commanded His disciples to begin preaching the gospel at Jerusalem, where they crucified Him, to preach it even to those who had hounded Him to His doom. O dear friends, what comfort lies in this word, “It is Christ that died.”! ~ C.H. Spurgeon


2 thoughts on “A Miracle of Mercy

  1. There is no reason we should even rejoice,other than for while we were yet sinners Christ died for us! This writing of Spurgeon sure gives a different perspective on what our Lord has done. We are always thanking God for what His Son has done for us, but not that it was us who put Him on the cross. Great share. Many Blessings over you.

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