Hebrews 9:12 “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.”

Isaiah 53:5 “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:  the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

In his biography on George Washington, Benson Lossing wrote the following:

“For in all the world’s history, we have no record of purer devotion, holier sincerity, or more pious self-sacrifice, than was there exhibited in the camp of Washington.  The courage of the battlefield dwindles almost into insignificance when compared with that sublime heroism displayed by the American soldiery at Valley Forge, in the midst of frost and snow, disease and destitution.”

For these past several months, I have written posts on the amazing faith and sacrifice of General George Washington and the American Continental Army at Valley Forge during that cold, long, harsh winter.  Our forefathers sacrificed greatly and prayed fervently.  They undoubtedly and undeniably deserve our awe, our appreciation, and our approbation.  Yet, make no mistake, Lossing’s quote above is dead wrong.

There is One in the world’s history who demonstrated purer devotion, holier sincerity, and more pious self-sacrifice than those at the camp of Washington.  Christ’s sublime heroism was vividly demonstrated in the midst of the brutal conditions of the barbaric cross.  The Creator died at the hands of His creation.  The One who should be exalted above all was abased beneath all.  God Himself perished physically because of the murderous clamoring of those He came to save.

PLEASE PRAY FOR A PASSION TO FULLY SERVE THE CHRIST WHO SACRIFICED FOR US BEYOND COMPREHENSION.  Make no mistake, it is Jesus Christ alone who is the undisputed model of sublime heroism.