Today I am remembering that God entered into this mess, lived a life that was free of sin and then stood in my place and bore God's wrath that His perfect justice required for my sin. The injustice and inhumanity of the crucifixion of Christ, an innocent man, just reminds me of the depth and ugliness of my condition. I can not plan, buy, build, elect, legislate, medicate or educate my way out of the problem, I need to be rescued from it. Christ's death is my only hope for freedom from my bondage if I will acknowledge my sin and embrace His work done on my behalf. Today I will remember that He finished that work on the cross as He cries "It is finished" and then on Easter morning I will celebrate what was accomplished on the cross was acceptable to God, as Christ is raised from death never to taste death again. In His resurrection, I have a confident hope that when death comes to me, I will be raised to new life as well.
God bless you all this Good Friday and Easter!