I read a pretty moving thing yesterday. I'm reading U2 By U2. It's a book about U2, written by U2...if you couldn't figure that out.
Back during the Joshua Tree Tour, I think, they were doing a large outdoor concert in LA and Bono was receiving more than a few death threats because of his political stances. One seemed to be pretty authentic and stated that if U2 performed Pride (In The Name of Love) at the LA show, Bono would be killed. Security was obviously uber-tight, but the show went on.
Bono says that when it came time to sing the last verse, about Martin Luther King Jr, he just closed his eyes and sang it with all he had, more than a little nervous. When he opened his eyes, Adam, his bass player, was standing right in front of him.
That's where the story ended, and while I got choked up at the story of a brother's love and actual willingness to take a bullet for a friend, I couldn't help but think, "What a perfect picture of Christ taking the bullet for us. What a perfect picture of Christ standing in front of us on judgement day, as we stand before The Perfect, Holy God of the Universe, who looks upon us in our imperfect, far from holy state...but He sees His Son, standing in front of us.
"For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, The Man Christ Jesus"
I Timothy 2:5