“…Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.”
(Hebrews 2:9, NIV)
We can never get over the magnificence of what God has done for us in Jesus Christ our Savior. God the Son humbled Himself and became man, lived among us—living the perfect obedience to the Father we failed to do, died in our place “so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.”
He died so that we could live; He lives and reigns, and so our hope in Him is unassailably secure. But meditate on that clause, so strange and beautiful, that Christ went to the cross to “taste death for everyone.” Certainly we must all face death, until the Lord returns. But what we face is only the least and smallest sense of death; it only frightens us because we are small and faith is hard. Christ has borne the terrible reality of death for us, has devoured it and robbed it of all power to harm.
And the One who drank our poison overcame death, and sits now exalted at the Father’s right hand, enthroned in the heavens, “crowned with glory and honor.” He is worthy of all our praise and adoration. Our Savior lives, our Redeemer reigns. Let us worship His wonderful name.