The Cradle, Crown & Grave Clothes

        Isaiah 9:6 states “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” The cradle, the crown of thorns, and Jesus’ own graves clothes are lying before us as a reminder that He satisfied our sin debt. The blood of animals could not do it nor could the smoke from burning incense no matter how great the fragrance, and the beautiful white turtle doves did not have what it took to be a sacrifice. The debt was simply too high. So, God loved the world enough to give his only begotten Son to redeem mankind from the hand of the enemy.

I’m reminded of the song:

"I heard an old, old story, How a Savior came from glory, How He gave His life on Calvary To save a wretch like me; I heard about His groaning, Of His precious blood's atoning, Then I repented of my sins And won the victory. O victory in Jesus, My Savior, forever. He sought me and bought me With His redeeming blood; He loved me ere I knew Him And all my love is due Him, He plunged me to victory, Beneath the cleansing flood.”


           Nobody but Jesus was the one to die on Calvary, with nails in his hands and nails in his feet? Who took the sting from death and victory from the grave; then went back to heaven to return one day?