6 For jwhile we were still weak, at the right time k Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if pwhile we were enemies We were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by This life. Romans 5:6-10
Good Friday marks the day we celebrate the death of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It’s kind of odd to celebrate a death, yet His life, death, and resurrection was so extraordinary. The past two months I’ve been, reading from the gospels. All of the Bible is important, yet the books of Matthew Mark, Luke and John depict the origin of the Christian faith. The Jews were, longing for a savior. There were many prophecy’s about who this savior would be. Many believed the savior had already arrived, speaking of Moses, Elijah etc. Along comes Jesus of Nazareth. This Jesus was, nothing like the savior they assumed him to be. Jesus was an average, looking man who rode into Jerusalem on a donkey not a glamorous horse. He was followed by 12 men who were all sinful and some looked down upon. Jesus did not have a huge army of angels or fierce brutes to take on the Roman government.
” Do not think I have come to abolish the law of the prophets. I have not come to abolish them, but to fulfill them,” Matthew 5-17
During his life Jesus preached the gospel peacefully. As Jesus said he came to fulfill the law, not abolish it. Jesus did not come to show boat and sit in a mighty castle, eating grapes from a basket that is probably worth millions if found today. Although Jesus preformed so many miracles, such as healing the sick, the Pharisees were not pleased with Jesus. The Pharisees felt threatened by Jesus. So threatened that they had him put on trail to be crucified. With his crucifixion, Jesus broke the barrier between God and man.
” For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only son, that whoever belief in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life,”- John 3-16
Jesus sacrificed himself for us. He gave his life even for the worst of sinners. He gave His life for those who do not deserve it. He gave his life for me and you. I hope we can think about this not only today, but at least for a single minute each day. Thank you, thank you, thank you Lord.