Jesus: Not Your Average Substitute

[Hello Readers, I had something in my head and heart that I wanted to share with you today, but I just haven’t been able to get it into the right words. So, I hope you’ll find this updated post, originally published in October 2010, enriching for your spiritual life today. God bless, Lon]

The gospel tells us the good news of what Jesus did to redeem His followers and to restore them to fellowship with His Father. Today I wanted to remind myself, and you, of the means–the how–of that good news. He accomplished our redemption by taking our place, by replacing us.

Caravaggio's "Crowning with Thorns", 1607

[Caravaggio’s “Crowning with Thorns”, 1607]

He volunteered to sub for us.

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