On Good Friday we observe the death of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who was crucified on a cruel cross to take away the sins of the world! That is a transformational truth, my friend!
Because of Adam’s sin in the Garden of Eden, we were all born with a sin nature in need of redemption. God provided a bridge when He sent Jesus into this lost world, a bridge that would lead us back into full fellowship or right relationship with Him once again. The gift of grace and redemption is available to all. In fact, the Bible says in John:
“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. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.” ~ John 3:16-17
Such amazing and lavish love Jesus displayed for mankind as He took on our sins and sickness on Golgotha’s Hill!
There’s a song by Kathryn Scott entitled At the Foot of the Cross that really speaks to me. It has a line that goes like this:
“At the foot of the Cross where grace and suffering meet… At the foot of the Cross where I am made complete…Yes, you’ve won my heart. Now I can trade these ashes in for beauty and wear forgiveness like a crown. I lay every burden down.”
If you’d like to take a listen –
The sky grew dark in the middle of the afternoon as they crucified the Lamb of God who took away the sins of the world. They wrapped His body and placed Him in a borrowed tomb, but, ah, the story doesn’t end there! It’s just the beginning. For, you see, the tomb is empty. He is no longer there. Three days later He would rise again! Therein lies the hope of humanity, the great hope of the world!!
“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” ~ John 11:25
It’s Friday but Sunday’s coming …
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” ~ Romans 10:9-10
Extra Bonus: (You won’t regret watching this one! In fact, it may become one of your favorites!!)