Appropriate company (...3 days til Easter)

Reposting daily through Easter – excerpts from The Cross He Bore by Frederick S. Leahy

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The King Among Bandits

   And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left.
   Luke 23:33

He was fully and freely identified with sinners, for such he came to save.

In no way did the Lord resent being placed among such men at Calvary. The quotation from Isaiah 53:12 may literally be translated, ‘He let himself be numbered with the transgressors.

He was totally content with his position; he would not have had it otherwise. He knew that his place among these bandits was willed by his Father and his Father’s will was his will.

These criminals, placed there by God, were appropriate company at this time for his Son.Cross_He_Bore_Frederick Leahy

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Consider that we too would have been appropriate company...

1 comment:

Old Ollie said...

Thanks LN - your About Me could be my About me.

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