Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I thought I should put off discussing some other issues at hand, since yesterday was Easter Monday. Part of Easter weekend.
Instead, I thought I may as well mention about last Friday. Good Friday.
You're probably thinking I went to worship with my church family. If you thought this, I can say that you are right! I did!
We had a wonderful worship service.
Both online, and in person, I made sure to comment to people, wishing them Happy Good Friday!
People who worship with me, enjoyed responding the same way. Was this surprising to me? No.
After all, we all are aware of what Good Friday truly means.
Please don't misunderstand. I and my brothers and sisters in the Lord know our Lord, Jesus Christ, suffered and died.
Yes, we gather to honour what was done on that Friday, where Jesus was beaten, suffered greatly and was nailed on the cross, to die.
No one I know enjoys thinking about how much pain Jesus must have felt.
If you read the posting I made for LwL on Good Friday, you'll know that I truly understand that Jesus suffered. And, died. For the sin of the world, for all who will believe.
However, I also understand that Jesus didn't have to suffer and die this way.
He didn't have to be obedient to God the Father's calling to come to earth in the form of a human. He knew before He came to earth, why He was coming.
Jesus could have decided that He didn't want to fulfill God the Father's plan of redemption. But, He didn't.
He did exactly what God the Father wanted Him to do.
Jesus did this out of obedience to God the Father's leading. For this, I am thankful. And, always will be.
For without Jesus fulfilling God the Father's plan of redemption, we would not have any way, to become saved.
Saved from sin. Saved from spending eternity separated from God, by living in Hell, with no chance of escape.
After all, we were made aware in both the Old and New Testaments, that it is blood that makes atonement for the soul.
Just as we read in Leviticus 17:11, "For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul." and in Hebrews 9:22, "And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission."
Are you surprised that I quoted two (2) Bible verses, today?
By quoting from both the Old Testament and the New Testament portions of the Bible, it shows you and any/all other readers, that the shedding of blood, is used for remission of sin.
This is what Jesus did when He shed His blood on the cross at Calvary.
He paid the price. A price that only He could pay.
He paid the price of my sin. Of your sin, too... if you belong to Him. And, the price of the sin of the entire world... of all who will believe upon Him.
For this, I will always be thankful. I truly feel blessed.
Thank You, Lord!
Until next time...
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