Hi, my precious blog readers and all! My posts are often laced with friendly sarcasm and goofiness, but sometimes it’s time to be serious! It is Good Friday and since it is such a special day about such a remarkable act, I wanted to do a post on this.
Jesus did a good (technically he did a profoundly awesome) thing for us: sacrifice. Because of his purity and his sacrifice as a oure being, we have a chance to commune with God, we have a chance to be better & to be forgiven (with sincere repentance and a sincere effort to do God’s Will) and we have a chance to live forever in peace. I am glad Jesus made it through and now lives forever, too. His Father made sure of that; Jesus sits at his Father’s right hand and is King.
Thank you, God and Jesus, for loving us and for bestowing grace upon us more than what we deserve. Your love is beyond much and simply for that love, I love You. Amen.
Sunday afternoon, I will post some beautiful images representing Jesus and his unfailing, unchanging love for humankind. Have a wonderful night (or day) and reflect on Jesus.
** John 19:28-37 **
New International Version (NIV)
The Death of Jesus
28 Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” 29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. 30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
31 Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jewish leaders did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down. 32 The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other. 33 But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 34 Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water. 35 The man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe. 36 These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken,” 37 and, as another scripture says, “They will look on the one they have pierced.”