The Calvary Job
It is with joy today that I can reflect on the Calvary job. Today is Good Friday and I look back and ask myself why my saviour had to go all the way to Calvary? Did it really have to be a mountain job? Why not anywhere else? How big were my iniquities (sin) Calvary or Golgotha? Golgotha/Calvary is referred to in early writings as a hill resembling a skullcap located very near to a gate into Jerusalem, near enough to the city that those coming in and out could read the inscription ‘Jesus of Nazareth – King of the Jews` (John 19 verse 20). To the Jews, this was a place of death, but to Christ this was a place of death for his body BUT victory for the spirit and God being glorified in the Son! This was therefore a very strategic point geographically. He could be seen clearly on the cross by anyone coming in or leaving the city. He was there for all to see! A comparison comes into my mind with the Sermon on the Mount, Mathew 5 verse 14, the light of the world. How could they contain the light? He was there at Calvary to glorify God and for all to see and hence it was a mountain job. How big was my sin? The Bible describes sin as the breaking, or transgression, of God’s law (1 John 3:4). It is also defined as disobedience or rebellion against God (Deuteronomy 9:7), as well as independence from God. Therefore there is a wide variation in sin and we have all sinned and fell short of God`s standard. Christ had to pay the price for the whole world, and indeed He did it in full. Is there a sin too big for him, the answer is No. If we humbly come before Him, at the foot of the cross, genuinely acknowledge Him as God and saviour, usher Him into your heart and life…you will be healed. It was the very reason He did the mountain job.
Have a blessed Easter all my friends.