Today’s Easter thought (from Peter).”Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.” (Acts 20:28)It is such a simple truth, and we all know it, that Jesus is GOD. From Sunday school onwards, when we struggle with the awkward language of the Trinity and say that we believe in “God and Jesus and stuff”, until now, we often don’t quite exclaim the fullest extent of Jesus’ identity.Every religion and cult in the world, if they acknowledge Jesus at all, will somehow demote Him, saying, “He’s a prophet/a good Man/religious teacher/god or god-like being.” But that’s like introducing Lynette, saying, “This is Lynette, she is my colleague”. She is that, but much more than that, she is my wife! To say anything else would dishonour her.The point is this: Acts 20:28 shows, almost in passing, that divine and amazing truth we celebrate at Easter, that it was GOD who went to the cross for us, it was GOD who shed His own blood for us. To have blood, of course, He had to become human. But Jesus, as 100% human and 100% God, gave His life for us.”And can it be that I should gain,An interest in my Saviour’s blood?Died He for me who caused His pain,For me, who Him to death pursued?Amazing love, how can it be,That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?”‘Tis mystery all, the immortal dies, who can extol His strange designs. In vain the firstborn seraph tries to sound the depths of love divine! Tis mercy all, let earth adore, let angels’ minds inquire no more.” (C. Wesley, And Can It Be)

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