Friday, April 03, 2015

What's so good about Good Friday?

At just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might dare to die. 
But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through Him!       Romans 5

What other god has done this or would do this? 

The God, who justly could pour out His wrath on us, full fury, because of our selfishness, our shortcomings, our laziness and our living for ourselves.
This is the same God who saves us, rescues us, justifies us, makes us right by Himself? 
His own Son's blood. 
His Son, 
whom He loved and shared perfect communion with, 
who never did any wrong, 
who only ever chose to do the right thing. Every time. 
who obeyed even to the point of death. On a cross.

This selfless Son He gives up for us. 

What other god does this?
Demands a sacrifice and then provides the most spotless, perfect sacrifice History has ever known--on this day we remember as Good Friday. 

Good indeed for all those who flee to the merciful covering, the justly justifying, the never failing love of Jesus's blood.

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