Friday, April 13, 2012

Good Friday

I'm glad you stopped by! I was wondering what your plans were for "good Friday." My very first thought this morning was that Jesus died on the cross for me today. I tried to imagine my day today if I had lived back then. So I read Luke's account of the day in the bible in chapter 23. My heart ached as I read that neither Pilate nor Herod found anything wrong with Jesus, yet the people were relentlessly pushing for His death by crucifixion. I close my eyes and imagine myself there. I can hear the crowd screaming "Crucify Him!"over and over again.

I see the soldiers making fun of Him, spitting on Him, and telling Him to save Himself if He is the King of the Jews. They are all so brave in a crowd. As they pound nails in His hands and in His feet and press thorns into His head, I am overcome with pain and with tears. Yet in His eyes there is tenderness and love. In verse  46 it reads, "And Jesus crying out with a loud voice, said 'Father into Thy hands I commit My spirit.' And having said this, He breathed His last."
Today as you do what you do, remember that Jesus died for you today for no other reason than because He loved you and paid your penalty for sin so that you might spend eternity with Him.
"Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world." John 1:29
Thank you Jesus! love love love Ruthie

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