If tears would stream down your face today, they should tears of gratitude- borne by deep appreciation of the immeasurably valuable sacrifice that our darling saviour made on our behalf. He did it for us, not himself.
The scorns. The thorns. The blood. The water. The nails.The jeers. Everything…….he took all for us! What we would have not survived in torture, he went through so that we might not go through it. He eventually died so that we might live forever.
We should say ‘Thank God Jesus died, arose and lives forevermore.’ That should be our chant! Our chorus!
“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.’ John 3:16 (NLT)
That was the father’s plan, and Jesus’ death was a part of it, a fulfilment of the father’s intent. What would have been our fate if Jesus hadn’t die? What would have been the basis of our faith if he hadn’t risen on the third day?
THANK GOD JESUS DIED AND AROSE!
Love should be celebrated, not mourned, because Love is good, pure and perfect. Love was the saviour’s intent, a reason therefore to celebrate his death, and not be sorrowful!
‘Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.’ John 15:13 (NIV)
We are his friends and he did what was best for us, he did what he had to do so that we might get the eternal life as promised by the father upon believing in him. His death brought us life, his death was good for us!
Before the Lord left, he said this:
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.’ John 14:1-3 (NLT)
As he has promised, so will he do. Let us therefore live in the hope that our darling saviour, who was nailed to the cross on this day some millennia and some years ago, is coming back to take us to the home where we will live the eternal life that God has promised we that believe in his son.
If he hadn’t die, we would be dead; he died and arose and so are we alive for evermore as he is! His death was good for us!
Tell someone this good news today and always remember that the best way to honour and appreciate this sacrifice of his is to live the life that he has commanded us to live- a life of love and obedience to his words.
Stay in Christ, stay alive!