The Suffering and Triumph of Jesus
Jesus calls himself the stone the builders rejected. Isaiah 53:3. He was despised an rejected by men.” Matthew 21:42. Jesus said to them, ‘Have you never read in the Scriptures: The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.”
And the glorious message of Easter is that the man who is our savior and is the man whom we have rejected. Our only hope is in the one we have overwhelmingly despised. The cornerstone the one who holds the building together is the stone the builders have rejected.
I think it’s necessary to reflect on the sufferings of Jesus. I think it is necessary so that we don’t think God must have abandoned me because I am suffering. Think then that Christ has suffered far more than you ever have. Remember that He surely understands your suffering and remember that His suffering was for your benefit.
One day at some time in the future God will complete the project He began when He first created the earth. It was His plan to fill the earth with His glory. The earth was to be and will one day be an outward representation of the inward perfection and beauty of its creator.