Reflections on Good Friday
The day that changed everything. The day where the sinless Son of God was betrayed, arrested, put on trial, and delivered up to be beaten, mocked, and crucified.
The day where our sin was laid on the shoulders of an innocent man on a mission. This mission was to seek and save the lost. This mission was to become sin so that, in surrender, we might become righteousness.
This is the day that had been prophesied for hundreds of years, yet heaven looked upon the Son of Man with awe as He humbled Himself to the point of death, even death on a cross.
This death was my death… this death was your death…this death brings life.
It was here on the cross where grace and justice would collide. It was on the cross where Jesus bore the sin of every absent father, every abuser, every drunkard, every murderer, every liar. It was on the cross where Jesus would drink deeply of the cup of wrath so that we may drink deeply of the cup of life.
It should have been me… it should have been you.
Are you overwhelmed with shame? Jesus took your shame.
Are you overcome with guilt? Jesus took your guilt.
Do you feel like you will never measure up? Jesus measures up for you.
The day that Jesus was strong, so that we may be weak, and in our weakness, His power is made perfect.
This is the day that God would demonstrate His love for rebels and glory thieves like you and I by sending His Son to be nailed on the cross and forsaking Him to be crushed for our iniquity.
But nails did not hold Jesus on the cross. Love did.
The day where true love was displayed.