Tonight during devotionals we read the account of the crucifixion out of Luke. I have read this numerous times, but just like other passages in the Bible it always breathes new life. The more I read the realer it becomes. I don’t understand it, but I accept it. How can God love us so much that He would send His only son Jesus to take our place? How is it that Jesus could be so obedient to God that He would follow through with His will? Sin entered the world through one man and one man would take upon the sins of the whole world. Over the past week I have been playing the words of a song we sing at church, “I should have been crucified”. The chorus is as follows:
I should have been crucified
I should have suffered and died
I should have hung on the cross in disgrace
But Jesus, God’s Son, took my place
The veil was torn, which gave us direct access to God, through Jesus. We no longer have to go through a priest and depend on them. The final perfect sacrifice had been made. What is so good about Good Friday?
Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
1 Peter 3:18, “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:”
Thank God Good Friday was not the end! We have Easter, Resurrection Sunday, to look forward to. Jesus was laid in a borrowed tomb and arose on the third day. What followed is so rich. I will share that later….
I hope you will take the time this weekend to reflect on what Jesus has done for you. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Jesus came for WHOSOEVER, that means everyone! He has given you a gift of everlasting life, all you have to do to accept it is to accept Him.
The world is full of false information today, some coming from nice good-hearted people. Please seek your answers from the Bible, the true word of God. If you have any questions I would be more than happy to help you find the answers in the Bible. And as always I want to invite you to our Easter Services Sunday morning at 11!