Is He not the king we expected?
Obscured from our view,
He hangs behind the shadows of death.
Heavy, iron nails have pierced him
and attached Him to a cross.
But what obscures our view?
What has hung him on a cross?
The answer is the same:
it is our sins.
Their shadows are his burden.
Their actions are the nails.
For at third hour he pronounces, “It is finished,”
And meets death on our behalf.
His blood has washed over him and over our sins.
Shadows no longer exist.
We have been redeemed.
We are set free.
He is greater than any king we could have imagined.