Today is a special day to remember, as the Christian world commemorates the Holy week. Through one man's sufferings, the world was saved. Even though we know he was also God, Jesus suffered as a human, he went though unimaginable pain and torture, paying the price for our sin.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life.
In a time of great turmoil, grief and uncertanty, let us remember this day. For Jesus is taught us that:
- Suffering has an expiry date, although Jesus suffered and died on a friday, He rose again and declared victory over sin and death on a Sunday. The world may be suffering now but as we stand together we will also heal together and rise above this covid crisis
- Humanity is worth dying and living for. In spite of pur weaknesses and imperfections, our bickerings and our dvisions, Jesus died for each and every one of us. He believed in us, that we can somehow find our way back toi Him. We cannot lose faith in man, now more than ever, we cannot lose faith in each other.
- He showed us how to live, He was God , creator of the universe but he rejected worldly power and possessions, he rejected everything that people held dear, he was not rich, had no family, didnt walk with the powerful but He changed the world. This crisis has shown us what really matters , and all things we looked up to do not reallly matter , the lure of the world is just an illusion.
- Live a life of purpose. When Jesus hung on the cross his final words were, It is finished. He knew exactly what his purpose was. Some people walk around not knowing why and what they are lving for. Live a life for others. Give . Share. Be kind. Spread love. That is our purpose in this world.
- Finally, know that this world is not the end, but only the beginning of eternity. When Jesus said , Father into your hands i commit my spirit. He was tellling us that ultimately we will be reconciled back to God. We need to look up, above our sick and broken world and calll upon our Heavenly Father.
Please take time to reflect on these truths today.