Category The Cross

Part III: The Ascended Son (Psalm 24)

The Psalm of the Ascension Today we celebrate Jesus’ Ascension! What a joyous occasion it must have been for the disciples who witnessed it first hand. After the Crucifixion and Resurrection, Jesus appeared to the disciples. It was then that he said to them: “This is what I told you while I was still with […]

Part II: The Glorified Son (Psalm 23)

The Psalm of the Resurrection On the first day Jesus was crucified on the Cross, revealing the self-sacrificial nature of the Triune God. As we saw in Psalm 22, Jesus took great comfort in the ‘joy set before him’ – that joy that was set before him is what we celebrate today – the third […]

Part I: The Forsaken Son (Psalm 22)

The Psalm of the Cross Today is Good Friday and on this day, 2000-odd years ago, the most famous event to ever break in to human history took place – and we can, of course, read the Gospel accounts of the crucifixion of Jesus to marvel at the sacrifice that Jesus made on the Cross for us. There […]

Since when was the Cross known?

A few months ago I visited a well-known Oxfordshire heritage site called Wayland’s Smithy. It is supposedly an ancient burial chamber built over 3,000 years before Christ became incarnate. So I was standing in this circle of trees, looking at this burial chamber, and I couldn’t think anything else other than, ‘it is in the shape […]