Archimedes, a Greek mathematical genius, made the following seminal statement: “Give me a lever and a place to stand and I’ll move the world.”
I was thinking the other day about the crucifixion and how Archimedes’ statement applied to the cross of Christ. I tend to think visually and I saw that sliver of wood, stuck into the ground on the crest of Golgotha, used as a lever by Jesus Christ to move the world of sin into the world of redemption. Of all the levers ever used, for all the tasks they have been used for, this was the most significant use of all. As he took upon himself the weight of all sin it balanced out the weight of sin in the world and then by applying the force of his agape and his life itself to the cross, he moved not just the world, but all of creation from futility to hope, from condemnation to redemption, from darkness into the light. Think about it.