Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

The prophecy from Isiah 53:5 was fulfilled that sad, dark day when Jesus was crucified. I don't think we realize the magnitude of what Christ did for us. We take it for granted daily. But today, let us not forget what he did for each one of us.....

It is sad. It is gruesome. You may even want to close your eyes or cringe. But the truth is, he was sent to save the world from sin. He prayed just prior for God to take this cup from him, but then said he wanted to do God's will. God's will was carried out; humbly and obediently Jesus took the beatings, carried the cross, and hung on the cross to die....for you and for me.

"For God so loved the world, He sent his one and only son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him." John 3:16-17

As hard as this may be to watch, it had to happen. It was Gods plan all along. You see, without Good Friday there would be no Easter; without the Passion and Crucifixion there would be no Resurrection; without the shedding of Christs blood there would be no forgiveness, grace or mercy; without the forgiveness and grace there would be no eternal life; without eternal life there would be no hope.

I thank God for the hope He has brought into my life through my faith and love in my Lord, Jesus.

Remember today what Christ did for you on the cross then celebrate a beautiful Son Rise on Sunday. God Bless.

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