Here we are on Good Friday and every year I take the time and reflect of what the death of Jesus looked like and what that means for us. I have been reading about the crucifixion, the torture before the cross, the agony of the cross, and the death at the cross. A death by the Romans that was so brutal. Jesus intentionally walked into the arms of his betrayer, he did not resist arrest, did not defend himself at his trial, and did not take himself off that cross. He did what he came to do. He did for us what we could not do ourselves. To redeem us. To be our substitute and paying the penalty that we deserve. All because of love. With no death, there could be no resurrection.
1 John 2:2 says this: “and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.”
So thankful for a Savior who paid for not only the sins of people who have believed in him, but for the sins of every person, past, present, and future.
Incredibly thankful for a Savior who has paid the debt in full and that all we have to do to have eternal life is believe in him.
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” Romans 5:8 NASB
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 NASB
“And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.”
1 John 5:11-13 NASB
I am looking forward to Sunday to celebrate a Risen Savior who is alive!