“Those wounds, yet visible above”

Crown Him the Lord of love, behold His hands and side,
Those wounds, yet visible above, in beauty glorified.
No angel in the sky can fully bear that sight,
But downward bends his burning eye at mysteries so bright.

This verse from the wonderful hymn, Crown Him With Many Crowns, speaks of the abiding signs of Christ’s atoning death in heaven. His post resurrection appearances and Revelation 5:6 certainly suggests that Jesus bears an eternal reminder of the cost of our redemption.


In a meditation on the cross this morning, my good friend, Pastor Roydon Hearne, shared a thought that blew me away. He remarked on the fact that the only man-made thing on Earth that can be seen from space is the great Wall of China. He then said,

“and the only man-made thing that can be seen in heaven, are the wounds of Christ.”

Think about it!

Hallelujah! What a Saviour!

Peter serves as a pastor-teacher, at home and abroad, resourcing gospel-centred communities.

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