When it pained, he stayed


Christ Jesus

The Greatest Wonder; when it pained, he stayed

When all the forces of evil rallied around humanity, he took our place. His pores gave in and elicited blood for the dread of what was before him. His flesh turned flaccid, his bones grew weary but his will stood steady. He didn’t fear the nails driven through his wrists or the brutal beatings that ripped his flesh out of place. No, he feared being separated from his father. His own wrath against the ones he created would be his own to endure.

He was naked completely on that cross and not as conservative as we would like to think. The shame of his private parts exposed to all women, men and children that stood to watch a dishonoured creation. Even the sun turned away from the scorn inflicted on its maker. It grew dark and darkness covered the land. And as he hang on that wooden cross, marred beyond recognition, broken beyond persecution, wretched as a piece of meat dangling from a butcher’s hook, he knew the worst was still coming. The deadly blow of the torture, he knew, he had not yet experienced. He knew that a holy God could not face sin. He was God. He became sin.

For the brief moments he endured the teasing and torture of men, it amounted to nothing in comparison to the wrath of separation from his father. He who knew no sin was made sin so that you would be made the righteousness of God. He who lived in holy light, took your darkness so that you wouldn’t experience the shame on that cross. And his father, like the sun, and all of creation looked away. Why hast thou forsaken me? It was not a question that reflected his failure to understand his father’s move. It needed no answer but stood as a rhetoric for us to understand the gravity of the sacrifice he made. He was no longer one with himself. He was devoured by his wrath and separated from his father’s love and glory. And in the greatest act of the cosmos, he stayed on the cross. In the greatest event in the universe, he remained. He didn’t leave it by the help of 12 legions of Angels. He remained to endure it for you. And when he did. He surrendered his life and breathed his last.

And all mankind’s wicked, immoral, foul, vile, dishonorable, corrupt, iniquitous, depraved, reprobate, villainous, nefarious, vicious, malicious, sinister, demonic, devilish, diabolical, fiendish, dark, monstrous, shocking, despicable, atrocious, heinous, odious, contemptible, horrible and execrable sin was atoned for.

You were bought at a price too expensive for comprehension. Divine blood was spilled that yours may stay.

Christ Jesus

The Greatest Wonder; when it pained, he stayed



Ernest is a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband, and a father. He has been married to Waturi since September 2012. They have three children- Thandiwe, Ivanna, and Theo. He is also the author of four books. The Wamboyes are passionate to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ clearly taught and understood in our post-modern world. They are champions of biblical discipleship and furthering the Kingdom of God by transforming one person at a time. They are the founders of The Relationship Centre Ltd (TRC), an organisation that aims to promote biblical family values in contemporary urban communities.

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  1. this right here…is not an ordinary blog…so direct, to the point, and painfully true…eye-opening with every line!

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