Isaiah 53:5 says, “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
On this Good Friday, I’m meditating on how incredible it is that Christ, who had the power to get off the cross, laid down His life and submitted to death to redeem us back to God.
Jesus said in John 10:18 of giving His life, “No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father."
Galatians 3:13 says, “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree.’”
Philippians 2:8 said Jesus humbled Himself and became obedient to death.
Because of this, you and I must be ever thankful that, though He didn't have to do it, He freely gave His life to save ours. We should be humbled that God made such an enormous investment in us, giving up His own son to redeem His creation.
I don’t know about you, but I want to make good on God’s investment.
Though I can never repay Him, I want to yield as much of a return as I can by bringing in a harvest of souls and sharing Christ's love with those who don’t know Him.
After all, being an effective servant and witness is the least I can do to say thanks for what He didn't have to do.
Now let us pray.
God, thank You for the redemptive work of Your son Jesus on the cross. You didn't have to send Him to give His life. Though I will never be able to fully repay You for what You invested in me, for the rest of my life, I will show my gratitude by serving You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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