This week is the greatest week of the Christian year. We recognize, honor, and celebrate what God has done for us through Jesus Christ his son.
When Jesus was arrested, his disciples wanted to help, but they were powerless to do so. Then Jesus turns to them and tells them to stand back. He says his Father in Heaven can send legions of angels to take care of this. He’s doing this so the scripture is fulfilled. That’s loosely translated from Matthew 26.
Have you ever thought about Good Friday from God the Father‘s perspective? He is watching his son suffer but is able to keep from sending angels on a rescue mission. I'll bet he and the angels would have loved to come in and take out the Romans or the Chief Priests. As parents we know how painful that is, and yet he did it for us. That’s how he shows his love to us.
As parents we often see our own kids hurting too. Every instinct is to jump in and rescue, but often they are better off, when we allow them to have a learning experience. I’m not saying that suffering for us was a learning experience for Jesus, but I am pointing out that God the Father understands our experiences as parents.
During this weekend take time to thank God for sending his son to suffer, die, and rise for our sins. We don’t like to think of it, but we caused his suffering and death.
Because of what Jesus did, all our sins are forgiven. Salvation is done. It doesn’t depend upon what I do, it only depends upon what Jesus has already done. Take that to the bank.
Have a blessed weekend,