In “Your Nail – Meditations for Lent” today’s reading is about Christ’s Glory – Christmas-time, changing water into wine and more. But what about his death on the cross? How was that “his final glorious triumphant act?” The miracle of his birth and all the miracles he performed demonstrated his power and love. His power and love are his glory. His death also demonstrated his power and love. Jesus could have stepped off the cross even as his feet were being nailed down. He could have used his power to make the earth crack open and swallow all those who were shouting “Cruxify him!” All those who were mocking him. He used every bit of his love for us to not use his mighty powers to rescue himself. To let himself suffer horribly, then die in our place, for our forgiveness. No human on earth showed such Glory. Nor will they ever. Thank you, Lord, for demonstrating your love and power on the cross for me!
Colossians 2:13b-15 …and then, having disarmed all the powers ranged against us, he exposed them, shattered, empty and defeated…in his final glorious and triumphant act.