Thursday, March 29, 2018

He Did It For You And Me

Passion Week…It was quite an eventful week for our Lord and Savior as He drew closer to the agony and death on the cross. It was a death that He would experience because of His lavish love for you and for me.

As I reflected on Passion Week, I thought about:

• The Upper Room Discourse, where the Lord promises to send the Holy Spirit to teach, guide, and comfort us. That same night our Savior prayed (John 17) an awesome prayer, not only for the disciples that were with Him, but also for those of us who are His followers today.

• The awful betrayal by Judas and the unjust trials that produced false witnesses and false testimonies.

• The excruciating physical torture of our King, stripped and beaten beyond recognition, a crown of thorns placed on His head, spat on, beaten with a reed, mocked, and treated with contempt.

It all culminated at the cross, where Jesus hung for several hours, naked and bloodied, the first time in all eternity separated from the Father, enduring it all to pay for the sins of the entire world. My words are not adequate to fully describe the passion of our Savior. Out of His glorious love, He did it for you and for me.

The true meaning of Easter is not egg hunts, baskets of candy and toys, bunnies, or wearing new clothes.

The true meaning of Easter is the incomprehensible love of God, sending His Beloved Son to die for the sins of wicked, evil, sinful humanity.


The Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, raised to life, conquering sin and death for all time, securing a place in heaven for all who believe in Him as Lord and Savior for the forgiveness of sin.

WOW! Meditate on this marvelous truth during Passion Week, and remember He did it for you and for me!!

Halleluiah to the Lamb of God!!!

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