Hello everyone. Yesterday morning I read this quote from Melito of Sardis, and so while I had time this morning while on vacation, I really wanted to share it with you my readers, because it really touched my heart.
And so he was lifted up upon a tree and an inscription was attached indicating who was being killed. Who was it? It is a grievous thing to tell, but a most fearful thing to refrain from telling. But listen, as you tremble before him on whose account the earth trembled! He who hung the earth in place is hanged. He who fixed the heavens in place is fixed in place. He who made all things fast is made fast on a tree. The Sovereign is insulted. God is murdered. The King of Israel destroyed by an Israelite hand. This is the One who made the heavens and the earth, and formed mankind in the beginning, The One proclaimed by the law and prophets, The One enfleshed in a virgin, The One hanged on a tree, The One buried in the earth, The One raised from the dead and who went up into the heights of heaven, The One sitting at the right hand of the Father, The One having all authority to judge and save, Through whom the Father made all things which exist from the beginning of time. This One is “the Alpha and the Omega,” This One is “the Beginning and the End” The beginning indescribable and the end incomprehensible. This One is the Christ. This One is the King. This One is Jesus. This One is the Leader. This One is the Lord. This One is the One who rose from the dead. This One is the One sitting on the right hand of the Father. He bears the Father and is borne by the Father. “To him be the glory and the power forever. Amen.” (Melito of Sardis 2nd century AD)
I thank the Lord my God for the blessing of salvation, a man who is truly not worthy. To all my readers, have a great day today, while you think on this. It is truly a blessing to be saved, and in the hands of the Father, now and forever. Oh what we have to look forward to, nothing on earth, all the troubles, all the heartaches, all the disappointments, all the hurts, and sadness that comes while being in these bodies of ours, will never take away the joy we have, and the peace we feel, knowing what is to come for eternity because we believed, and became obedient to Him, the One we love, Jesus. Amen!