"He died for my sins." My lips tremble as I speak the words and know that this truth has changed my life and is once again brought into focus on this Good Friday.
The Great Exchange
Lord, the condemnation was yours,
that the justification might be mine.
The agony was yours,
that the victory might be mine.
The pain was yours,
and the ease mine.
The stripes were yours,
and the healing balm issuing from them mine.
The vinegar and gall were yours,
that the honey and sweet might be mine.
The curse was yours,
that the blessing might be mine.
The crown of thorns was yours,
that the crown of glory might be mine.
The death was yours,
the life purchased by it mine.
You paid the price
that I might enjoy the inheritance. ~ John Flavel (1671)
HT: Between Two Worlds