The Cross Guarantees the Death of Our Dark Guest
Easter is for shouting. But Good Friday is for not much talking.
Good Friday is for long looks at the fulcrum of human history when the most beautiful and most horrible events converged in one glorious gory moment as the mangled, tortured holy Prince of Glory willingly became unholy (2 Corinthians 5:21) and died under the damning wrath of his holy Father, who loved him supremely and infinitely.
When we really see this for what it is, there are not many words. For God "sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins" (1 John 4:10). "Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8). "The Lord…laid on him the iniquity of us all" (Isaiah 53:6). What we see on the cross is what we deserve.
This makes us freshly aware that cancelled sin still dwells in us. Our sin may be crucified, but it's not wholly mortified. And we want to…