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This week’s theme is “alive“. To learn more about Five Minute Friday,
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Tonight is Good Friday – the day where we celebrate the truth that Jesus was crucified as our sin offering. It fits so perfectly with this week’s theme of what alive means – to me.
Jesus is our sin offering! Listen to what the author of Hebrews was instructed to write by God – the Author of life itself!
“In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications,with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him (Heb. 5:7-9).
Through the blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection, I am made alive. I have His hope and power running through my veins. Even on the days where I feel like I just can’t cope, I am reminded of the blood that was shed for me.
Jesus Christ went to the cross, for our sake. The more I write, for our sake, the deeper this truth begins to hit home. Jesus went to the cross for us. He has made us alive. As it says in Ephesians 2, we once were dead in our trespasses but now are made alive in Christ.
“And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved… (vv. 1-5)”
More than anything, I wish I could put into words what this exchange has meant for my life.
Jesus Christ took my sins, burdens, suffering, and condemnation. He took it all away, so that I can find peace with God – my Creator. It is a gift that knows no words. There are not enough words in the English dictionary to describe the amazing, indescribable gift that we find in Jesus Christ – through His death and resurrection.
Because Jesus rose again on the third day, we too can rise to new life. Though our lives seem tattered and broken, we can experience wholeness and brand new life. It is in Christ that we are made complete. Whole. No longer broken. No longer chained to a spiritual death. But, we have life. We have access to the Father we cannot live without! We find wholeness and soul satisfaction!
In Christ, we are given eternal life and mercy. In Christ, we find all we need!
He carried us, and now we are made alive.
“He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed (1 Pet. 2:24).”
What a tremendous, indescribable gift!