Today we remember. (Taken from Matthew 27)
the betrayal for 30 pieces of silver
the crown of thorns
the purple robe
the sign “Hail, King of the Jews!”
the strike on Jesus’ face
the crowd shouting “Crucify Him!”
the long walk to Golgotha carrying the cross
the nails in his hands
the nails in his feet
the words “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”
the temple curtain torn in two from top to bottom
the earth trembling
the guards exclaiming “Surely he was the Son of God!”
On the cross, Jesus said “It is Finished.” (John 19:30) FINISHED – PAID IN FULL. All the bad things you have ever done are paid for in full by the blood of the lamb who gave his life for you on the cross. Do you wonder if you are lovable? Do you wonder if he really can forgive you of your sins? Does your guilt lie to you?
Psalm 103:10-12 answer these very questions: “He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”
This song above has a line I just love. It says “in the arms of your mercy I find rest.” It’s in Christ’s mercy that I have found rest in this difficult world. The blog Women Living Well would not exist if it were not for the truth of Good Friday and Easter Sunday. I have found rest in Jesus Christ my Savior.
Have you found this rest? If you have placed your faith in Christ and believe that he indeed lived, died and rose again and have repented of your sins – your sins have been cast as far as the east is from the west. But, If you have not done this, I John 5:12 says you do not have eternal life. If you have never accepted the free gift that God has offered you of eternal life which only comes through faith in his Son Jesus – I bid you – do it today! And if you have questions about your salvation please ask your local pastor, friend or send me an email.
Happy Good Friday. Have a fabulous weekend with your family and Happy Easter!