My God Fought…and Won!
In most societies in history kings would not fight in battles. What reminded me of this was a scene in “The Lord of the Rings”. In this scene the king sits, eats, and listens to the hobbit sing while his army fights the evil that is at his door step. Here is the clip:
The scene is great because of its amazing cinematography. It highlights the king eating in luxury while his army gets absolutely decimated. The king simply ordered his army to go to battle. He did not fight. He did not feel the pain they felt. He wasn’t harmed or killed. He didn’t overcome the enemy. This is not the case with God.
God wrapped himself in flesh and took on the form of a man (John 1:14). Like all men, he faced temptation (Heb. 4:15). He taught, showed, and lived God’s will. He was crucified on a cross (Mark 15:37). He was buried (Matt. 27:57-61). And he rose again (Matt. 28:1-10).
My God fought the greatest evil the world has ever known. He battled sin his whole life. And his ministry culminated in the greatest self-giving action in history. Jesus, my God and savior, died on a cross to pay the due penalty for sin and conquered death by rising from the grave!
My God fought and won…Do you know Him?