Friday, April 10, 2009
Today is Good Friday, the day we reflect on the trial and crucifixtion of Jesus. He was as a sheep led to slaughter, He became the sacrificial Lamb in our place. Jesus endured the most horrific slander and abuse and never said a word against His abusers. He did this in full obedience and trust of His Father. I often wonder how he managed to survive. As I thought about this I realized, that though for all intents and purposes it looked as if God had left Jesus at this time, God had in fact not. His Father made the way for Jesus to be able to endure. He was right there with Jesus through it all. Maybe He protected Jesus' mind by filling His thoughts with the things to come. We'll never know for sure just how, but I believe He did. I believe this because Gods word says I will never leave you or forsake you. That's just one of many promises...but that's a big one! When we go through trials and suffering How do we make it through? When we put our trust in God, looking back, He always makes a way for it to be ok too. Just as Jesus eyes were fixed on the future hope and glory to come, so our eyes should be fixed there too. When Jesus finally committed His spirit into God's hands, the temple curtain was torn in two. The sacrifice had been made, death through sin had been crushed, and now there was open access to the Father through Jesus His Son. Thank You Jesus for what You have done! Worthy is the Lamb! Let us worship and praise Him with all our heart and take time each and every day to sit before Him at the foot of the cross.