Sunday, March 4, 2012

Words from our founder: Love held Him to the cross

Christ on the Cross by Diego Velázquez
(1599–1660)
When asked to descend from the cross, Jesus did not move. Were nails more powerful than the hands of hte Son of God? On several occasions when large crowds had sought to molest Him, He escaped. Yet alone, armed only with a whip, He had challenged the unholy practices of a courtyard full of merchants guarded by the temple police – and escaped unharmed. He said “I AM” in Gethsemane, and a company of soldiers fell to the ground.

No, it was not nails that kept Jesus on the cross, but His love for me. For me, a non-person. Jesus loves the Father and He loves me. “The Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10).

Excerpted from Richard Wurmbran’s book, Alone with God. You can order this book from our online catalogue.

The Voice of the Martyrs was founded in the mid-1960s by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned and tortured by Communist authorities in his native Romania for 14 years. While still in prison, Pastor Wurmbrand envisioned a ministry that would focus on the plight of the persecuted Church, raise a voice on their behalf, and provide encouragement and assistance to them. For more information, please visit our website.

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