Matthew 27 tells of the world’s darkest day: the day that the Lord Jesus died on the cross. That day was so extremely sad, because He who was perfect and unworthy of death died. But that day also expressed the greatest love possible. Jesus died for a reason; He died to save sinners. Romans 3:23 says
“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
If you only read that verse, you would lose hope. Because if we’ve all sinned and fallen short of God’s glory, what can we do? The answer to that is simply: nothing. Nothing we do could ever make us good enough. Thankfully, it’s not up to us.
“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (vs 24) and are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, (vs 25) whom God put forward as a propitiation by His blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in His divine forbearance He had passed over former sins.”
It says right there in verse 24 that even though we’re sinners, we can be justified by grace through the redemption that is in Jesus. In verse 25 it says that this grace is received by faith. You don’t have to do anything but believe.
So yes, Jesus died. And it is heartbreaking because He didn’t deserve it. But I also rejoice in it because if He hadn’t taken my punishment, there would be no hope for me. That’s why it’s called “Good Friday”. Because good came out of His death. He didn’t even stay dead, that’s how awesome He is! Death could not defeat Him.
So yea, we’re sinners, but that’s why Jesus died. So that spiritually, we wouldn’t have to.
Check back on Sunday for a Resurrection Day post. 🙂
Anna Christine ❤