“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy” Isaiah 57:15
“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” 2 Cor. 8:9
The high and lofty One came down to dwell among men. (John 1)
The Eternal One said, “the hour is come.” (John 17:1)
The Holy One “bare our sins” (1 Peter 2:24).
The Light of the world hung in darkness upon a tree (Luke 23:44).
The King of Kings was among men as one that serves (Luke 22:27).
The King of glory suffered unspeakable shame (Psalm 22, 24).
He who was infinitely rich became unspeakably poor (2 Cor. 8:9)
The Great Physician gave Himself to great suffering (Luke 5:31).
The Author of Life went into death (Acts 3:15 ESV).
He who breathed life into man, gave up His spirit (John 19:30).
He who put Adam to sleep and painlessly extracted part of him for his bride, suffered an agonizing death and slept the sleep of death, and from His opened side flowed precious blood.
All heaven proclaims the worth of Him who was sold for thirty pieces of silver– the price of a slave (Matt. 27, Rev. 5).
Let us proclaim the unspeakable worth of Him who is risen, seated at God’s right hand, and highly exalted today.
Behold! A spotless Victim dies,
My surety on the tree;
The Lamb of God, the Sacrifice,
He gave Himself for me!
Whatever curse was mine, He bore;
The wormwood and the gall,
There, in that lone mysterious hour,
My cup-He drained it all!
Lord Jesus! Thou, and none beside,
Its bitterness could know,
Nor other tell Thy joy’s full tide
That from that cup shall flow.
Thine is the joy, but yet ’tis mine.
‘Tis ours as one with Thee;
My joy flows from that grief of Thine;
Thy death brings life to me!
And while the ages roll along,
This shall my glory be;
And this the new and endless song,
Thy love to us-to me!