You’ve probably heard the classic question, “Can God make a rock so big He can’t move it?” Yeah, I know it’s a silly notion, but I’ve been pondering it lately in a different way. Regarding His power, “What would God’s wrath look like totally unleashed?” The answer may surprise you, because it has been. No, I’m not meaning the Flood, the fire on Sodom, or other times God made adjustments. It was when His wrath poured out in full measure…on Jesus. At this point you may say, “Oh yeah, I knew that.” If so, stop and really think about it.
For 3 excruciating hours (in total darkness during the middle of the day), Jesus was separated from the Father, to endure God’s wrath on sin…our sin. Isaiah 53 says He was crushed, bruised, scorned and despised in our stead. When we talk about being redeemed, it was a painful transaction, because sin costs…a lot. Over the past few weeks (in preparation for teaching), there are several subjects I’ve had to revisit; things like God’s character, human suffering, and why there is a place called hell. And to be honest, I’ve had to repent for taking Jesus’ sacrifice for granted, and for not being more broken for those who don’t know Him.
So, regarding the question, “Yes, there’s an immovable rock and His name is Jesus.” May we never take sin lightly, and may we never forget His grace.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” -John 3:16 NKJV