I don’t post much about my faith on my blog, but since it’s Good Friday I thought I’d take the opportunity to share something that’s been on my mind lately. If you’re not interested, just click away. I won’t be offended.
I keep thinking about a verse that many of us have known most our lives.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
I’ve said that verse hundreds of times and I’ve celebrated Easter dozens of times. But it’s never hit me the same way before.
I now have a “one and only son.”
He means everything to me.
I just keep thinking, it’s a good thing that the eternal salvation of all mankind wasn’t up to me because if it required giving up my son, sorry world. You would be out of luck.
Could God really love us THAT much? To give His most precious son to die for our sins?
It’s almost too much to comprehend.
“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Thankfully, the story doesn’t end there.
“He is not here, He is risen, just as He said.” Matthew 28:6
“But God raised Him from the dead, freeing Him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep it’s hold on Him.” Acts 2:24
This weekend has meaning to me in a profoundly new way this year. When I think about the great sacrifice made so I could know Christ…humbling doesn’t even begin to describe it. What a merciful, gracious God.
Do you know Him?