That's why Good Friday and what it means is so important for us to remember. God gave His only Son, Jesus Christ, the task of dying an excruciating death for us by carrying the burden of all of our sins, past, present and future to death with Him. it was a very heavy burden, something that no one else could have handled. And at the moment his beaten and battered body gave up life, we were forgiven for all sin. Think about that carefully and you'll understand that this gracious gift was given for us with a price. For like Jesus paid the price for us, the ultimate price, we must be willing to pay the price of opening our heart, letting the Holy Spirit in and believing in Our Savior through faith and by showing that faith by following Him for the rest of our lives. And that is really not a price at all, but a precious gift that we should graciously accept.
On this Good Friday I hope you will tune in to this weekend's Sunday Morning Coming Down devotional. The title: Death and Darkness to Victory. We will start with the pain and suffering of this dark and deadly Friday and then move to the victory that followed on the third day, when Jesus was resurrected from the tomb. And that should call for a celebration by all of us, the celebration of life over death, for as the beautiful hymn goes: He Lives. And He makes life worth living for that very reason alone.
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The show will go live this day at a time when the turmoil of today's thunderstorms allow an opportunity to broadcast, after which it will be available on line the entire Easter weekend. Have a great weekend with Christ and God bless you all.