Readings for Friday–Lent 5

O sorrow dread!

Our God is dead,

Upon the cross extended.

There His love enlivened us

As His life was ended.

(O Darkest Woe v.2)

Nietzsche was right at least for a time that God died but not by Nietzsche’s doing or his creative solutions to the problems of mankind. God was dead because God chose to die and in that terrible and completely inequitable exchange He gave the opportunity to life in Him to everyone. That atomic historic explosion radiating out from the cross was the harbinger of death for sin, the devil and death; a radiation that cleansed by the light of holiness not by a wilting, evil poison that kills life. The cross was an event that still radiates it’s effects today on anyone who looks to the cross of Jesus’ death and trusts this His death was for you, for yours sins and that His holiness, His light is yours as gift.

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