Posted by: Mark Nielsen | December 11, 2007

Jesus: Did He Fall or Did He Jump?

While driving to a friend’s yesterday, we pointed out to my son how tbecause of the fog, the lit-up, plain cross on top of Lutheran General hospital looked like it was floating in space. Then he said one of those great lines that come from some mysterious place inside a kid’s head that we can never fully get to after a certain age. He said:

“That’s the cross that God fell off of.”

We weren’t sure how he meant it. Maybe he had previously looked at my Grandma’s Roman Catholic crucifix hanging in our bedroom, and now noticed that the hospital one didn’t have Jesus upon it. Or maybe he was putting the sinfulness of mankind, or The Resurrection, or some complex theological concept, in the simplest and most poetic way a five year old can put it.

Either way, that quote will be my theme for the month. They tried to put my Lord on a cross, but he didn’t stick. He fell off, and the stink of death fell away from him.

As MC Hammer once said, so Jesus first said to death and sin: “Can’t touch dis!”



  1. 1. The Bible has 1089 chapters. Which one is in the center of the book?

    The stone the builders rejected has become the head stone of the corner – Psalm 118

    2. Did you know the center of the Ark of the Covenant is the mercy seat?

    That same psalm starts and ends with his mercy endures forever.

    3. Why where there two angels made on the Ark. One on each side?

    And saw two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. – John 20

    4. Why did Moses have to keep his arms up for the Israelites to win?

    He was forming a cross – Exodus 17

    5. Why is the Jasper stone last in Exodus but first in Revelation?

    The first shall be last and the last shall be first – Mark 10

    He that sat on the throne was to look upon like a Jasper stone – Revelation 4

    7. Do you know why Satan quoted Psalm 91 when tempting Christ?

    Because the next verse in Psalm 91 states he is under my feet. The Snake (Genesis) Lion (1 Peter) Dragon (Revelation)

    Can’t Touch Dis!

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