1 Corinthians 15:3
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures.
As a Christian, today is a day remembered of great sorrow but also a day of great rejoicing. Yes, Jesus died on the cross for us but because of his love, it was a sacrifice that He was willing to do.
Now Jesus had close followers. Men that He ministered to, training them up to be disciples and providing the example of bringing others to know God’s love. Men that spent countless hours by His side, listening to His stories, watching His miraculous ways and soaking up His instructions. They had every possible opportunity to fully acknowledge Him and be filled by Him. But they were simply men! God knew this about them way before that dreaded day. Peter denied Him, Judas gave Him up for the dollar bill.
We, as Christians, would love to be able to walk with Jesus, give Him a big bear hug and be shown the ropes. What would our choices be if we had that option? What would we do when push comes to shove? Would we stick by Him? Would we give way to the worldly pressures? Would we hide and hope not to be asked?
1 John 1:10
If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
But that is why Jesus was sent here to begin with. God knew that we are sinners and would need a Savior. So in our daily walk as Christians, what are we doing? Are we united with Him, allowing His sacrifice to wash us clean? Are we united with Him and living out a life that is worthy of His love? Are we loving as He loved? Are we grateful for all that He has given and allowing Him to lead us?
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.
So as I sit here and ask myself, “What would I do if Jesus was here with me today?” and “What am I doing now since He is living in me?” Ask yourself the same!!!!
Lord, You have given a sacrifice that I can’t even imagine. As a mother the thought is unbearable. So I know that as a Father, the pain is unimaginable daily as Your heart breaks for us. I thank You for not giving up. I thank You for being everything I need. Lord be with my family, friends and all those in the world that need to know You. Amen!