There are moments when the realization of what was required of God the Son to redeem mankind touches your very soul.
It can happen as you reread the depth of Jesus’ anguish in the Garden of Gethsemane. It can happen as your pastor preaches an anointed message about His Crucifixion. But it happened to me last Sunday in church, as we sang the worship song, “Forever”.
As stirring as the melody is, it was one line of the song that pushed away the familiarity of the Cross and replaced it with a fresh reality of the price Jesus paid to redeem me.
“His body on the Cross,
His blood poured out for us
The weight of every curse upon Him
One final breath He gave
As heaven looked away
The Son of God was laid in darkness” (Kari Jobe)
As God the Father poured into Jesus the sin of humanity, as the weight of every curse was placed upon Him, heaven looked away.