March 21, 2008

On Good Friday...

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble...tremble....tremble.
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

"But He was pierced because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities;
punishment for our peace was on Him, and we are healed by His wounds."
Isaiah 53:5, HCS

What a beautiful, beautiful old spiritual song and Bible passage to commemorate Good Friday. Can you imagine what it was like to be there? The blood everywhere as He struggled to bear His cross. Mary, his mother, sobbing because of the love for her son. The screaming as they hammered nails into tender skin. And it was for me. For ME!

A lot is said on this online journal that I have. But nothing...nothing.... is more important than our Messiah, Redeemer, Friend, Jehovah, and Redeemer. No other religion in the world is based upon a resurrected, living Christ! I serve a risen Savior, and He is active in my life today. I fail Him daily. I am so inadequate to have been saved. But when I was 6 years old, I recognized the power in His resurrection. I understood, even at that young age, that His crucifiction was undeserved, and because my sin, I should have been on the cross.

On this Easter weekend, I rejoice with so many Christians around the world who know this peace that passes all understanding. This world will pass away. I will someday die. But knowing that my eternity is with Him is such a precious promise to have. I pray for each person that reads this---every single person---that you will dwell in thoughts of Jesus and His resurrection this Easter. And for some readers who may not know Him---I pray that your heart will be opened, and that you will come to know the precious Person, God, and Spirit that I serve.

As you listen to this poignant, inspiring, and moving piece from the movie "Passion of the Christ," close you eyes and imagine the rock over the tomb. It is eerily quiet and still. Satan believes that he has the victory.

Then, all at once, the rock is forcefully pulled away, light bursts forth from the tomb. The linens are left where he had lain, and He stands, breathing in the air of Earth once again. Walking out into the sun, He reclaims victory. He walks on earth once again.

He has been the final sacrifice for all of mankind.

May you know Him deeply this Easter!

1 comment:

Carrie and David said...

Amen! :) Hope you had a wonderful Easter...

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