Psalm 34:8 NKJV Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
God is so good and He loves us so much! Remember reading in the Bible book of John, the story of our Lord’s crucifixion? The story of the pain and agonizing suffering and the blood that the Lord Jesus shed for the sins of mankind? What were His final words on the cross?
“It is finished (John 19:30b)!”
Our Lord Jesus left the glories of heaven to come to this earth in bodily form, fully knowing that pain He would have to bear on the cross. He did it because He loves us. The Bible says that it is not His will that any should perish (John 3:16). He made a way. He is our Way-Maker. His death on the cross bridged the gap between God and man.
Romans 8:11 NKJV But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
Although it is very sad, we must take the time to remember the sacrifice that was made on the cross for our sins. But also remember that death did not hold Him. He is now seated at God’s right hand in heavenly places (Ephesians 1:20). Which gives us the assurance that because of God’s great love and mercy, ((even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:5-6)). So, that, the same Power that lives in Him, lives in us! Let’s rejoice on this Good Friday over the great love He has shown us as we look forward to Easter Sunday and what we Christians observe as the Resurrection of Christ.
We thank and praise You for the glorious works You have done. It hurts our hearts to remember the pain and agony of the cross. But it is necessary to remind ourselves of Your great love and mercy. We could never thank You enough for all that You have done. Our sins are washed away! Help us to walk in the fullness of Your love that You have provided (2 John 1:6). Remind us to walk in a manner worthy of our calling (Ephesians 4:1). May we only do and say things that bring You glory. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/