John 19: 2 The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe and went up to him again and again, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” And they struck him in the face.
With this, Pilate handed Jesus over to the crowd and they shouted…crucify him! Jesus was led away to be crucified on a hill called Golgotha (Calvary). As he hang on the cross, he bore all of our sins. All the deception, all the hate, all the murder, all the lies, any such horrific thing that you could ever imagine, Jesus bore them all. He stood in the gap for me and for you and he did it out of love. He knew that we did not posses the power to save ourselves from a life and an eternity of hell, so he did it for us!
As the hours passed by and scripture was fulfilled, Jesus gave up his spirit. He finished the work that God had purposed him to accomplish. He saved all of humanity! He reconciled a lost creation back to the creator.
Family, on this day..we celebrate the life, the legacy, the sacrifice and the love of Jesus. This day which is so loving called Good Friday or Preparation day, is a day to remember. On the mission field Jesus touched the lives of many people and many witnessed the love and mercy that he showed. Jesus took the time to minister to people at their place in life. He went to the cities, to the wilderness, to the well and to houses of those who were hurting and in need. Those who believed and had faith were healed and those who rejected his word were given over to their own beliefs and desires.
Jesus gives us all free choice and freewill, it’s up to you!
If you are reading this post and have yet to declare Jesus as Lord of your life, you can pray this simple prayer and have full confidence that he hears your plea:
Dear God, I know that my sin has separated me from you. Thank you that Jesus Christ died in my place. I ask Jesus to forgive my sin and to come into my life. Please begin to direct my life. Thank you for giving me eternal life. In Jesus’ name, Amen. For reference read Romans 3:23-26
Remember your sin can never out weigh the love of God! He made you, He knows you, He loves you, He sustains you and he wants to spend eternity with you!
~My God, My King, My All and All…My Keeper, My God, My All and All~