Friday, March 30, 2018

A Mediation for Good Friday

This is the day Christians remember the great cost of our redemption.  It took the lashing, the beating, the mocking, and the crucifixion of the holy and sinless Son of God to fully satisfy the righteous wrath of God over our sin and to provide the only acceptable sacrifice by which that sin could be forgiven without forfeiting God's justice.

Jesus was not a victim, but willingly chose this path of pain and anguish so that a greater victory could be purchased, peace between God and man.

I cannot fathom the brutal violence and physical pain that Jesus experienced, still further beyond my comprehension is what it was like for the sinless to become the sin bearer and be abandoned by God the Father, but through this act of supreme love the enormous gulf between God and man was bridged.  What wondrous love is this! Today we remember the cost, on Easter we will celebrate the victory over our greatest enemies of sin and death.


10 comments:

  1. Happy Easter to you Mark, may Christ's love surround you.... and we can rejoice in our salvation thru Jesus Christ our Lord.... Peace.

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    1. Thanks Doug and to you and your family as well!

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  2. This season is very sad, and then it is very joyous.
    We experience the same feelings in life as well.

    Happy Easter

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    1. Alan - So true and even in spite of our sorry there is still good that comes! God's blessings to you and your family this Easter season.

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  3. Mark
    Hope you and the family have a blessed Easter; thanks for sharing this special message.

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    1. Bill - A blessed Easter to you and your family as well!

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  4. Bless you for such a wonderful blog! God and flyfishing to enjoy His creation! Such a beautiful combination. Love the post. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Jedidiah - God bless you and your family this Easter

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