A Death with a Purpose
I think about that day when He endured the scourging for you and me.
The day when the crown of thorns was pushed upon His head for you and me.
The day when He carried His own cross against His bloodied, torn up, bare back for you and me.
The day when His hands and feet were nailed to the cross for you and me.
With outstretched arms, He hung there for you and me.
I think of what he endured for us….so I weep.
I think of the sins that He put on for us……so I weep.
I weep because His love for us is so deep, yet I’m so unworthy to receive it.
As I reflect on Good Friday, my soul hurts because of His suffering, yet it rejoices because it is the day when Christ showed us how much He loved us, so much so that He died a horrible death.
A death with a purpose…..for whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Our sins were put on that Cross, friend. We became cleansed and right with God when He became Lord of our lives.
And as He has become our Lord, He has asked us to follow Him and pick up our own cross. Go through hard times for Him. Suffer for Him. Deny ourselves for the sake of the Gospel.
When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. “For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. Mark 8:34,35
He gave us His all and He wants us to give our all to Him.
Here’s another one of Pastor James MacDonald’s videos of Christ’s steps during Passion Week. Watch it and I know you’ll be challenged, but blessed!
Following Christ to the Cross, we come to Golgotha—the place where He who knew no sin, became sin on our behalf. Here Jesus suffered more than anywhere else, and here He demonstrated His love to the very end. ~Pastor James MacDonald
It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. —Luke 23:44-46
Click on the link below to watch it.
Golgotha: He Suffered to the End.
Christ poured out His blood for us, the least we can do is pour out our lives for Him- bringing Him glory in all we do.
Live a poured out life for Christ,