Later in the day, ominous clouds rolled in to the area and the sky turned black, threatening to rain out the game. Suddenly, something tragic happened. Lightning struck center field and hit the very spot were the pastor was standing. He was killed instantly. He had taken the lightning bolt that should have hit the young man who was injured. He traded places and gave his life for another.
What a picture of the Cross! Christ took my place because I was injured in the fall of Adam. He became my Substitute. He took the lightning bolt of God’s holy wrath that should have hit me. Jesus left His throne in glory for an old rugged Cross that should have been mine.
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