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Friday, April 2, 2010

Two Events That Changed The World (Part 1)

The crowds are shouting, the soldiers yelling, the women crying. Three men stumble along the streets toward the place where no one ever wants to go: Golgotha. This infamous hill is where many people had been put to death by crucifixion, one of the most horrible ways to die that man has thought up. Hammers clang against the nails and the crosses are raised. Six hours of incredible pain pass and finally the man hung in the middle raises his eyes to heaven and says, "Into your hands I commit my spirit." It is finished.

This small paragraph has only scratched the surface of what Jesus went through for us. We can't imagine the excruciating pain that He suffered. We know that he was nailed to the cross and that He was beaten, but in addition, Isaiah 50:6 (NIV) says this:

"I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide face from mocking and spitting."

Can you imagine? He was beaten, mocked, spit at, and HIS BEARD WAS PULLED OUT! What unbelievable things He endured, and He CHOSE to do this!

But WHY do He choose it?

Because He loves us so much(John 3:16) that He came into the world and died for every single person. He did it to save us. That, then, raises two questions.

1) Why did we need saving? When Adam and Eve sinned they disobeyed God and then severed their relationship with Him. In order to restore that relationship, a perfect someone, without blemish or defect(sin), had to be sacrificed. Since all men are sinners we couldn't restore that and work our way back to God. Only God, Who is perfect, could be that perfect sacrifice, so Jesus came and died. Only He could fix the bridge between man and God.

2) Why did Jesus have to die? The Scriptures say this:

"In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness." (Hebrews 9:22, NIV)

There HAD to be some kind of bloodshed so that we might be forgiven. Otherwise, we would still be without hope. Also, since the wages of sin is death(Romans 6:23) Jesus HAD to die in order that sin could be payed for. There was no other way. He had to die for our forgiveness and for sin's dues.

Praise the Lord that He cares for us that He would send His Son to DIE so that we could LIVE! If Jesus hadn't come and died we would still be lost and with absolutely no hope at all! Truly He loves us more than we could ever imagine!

~Princess Gloria

"And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."---Ephesians 3:17b-19, NIV)

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome! I love it! thank you so much.
    Princess Melody***