JESUS DIES (John 19: 28-37, Matthew 27: 50)
THOUGHT Jesus emptied every piece of humanity into this world for us and he expresses his last words; “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re doing.” Luke 23:34“I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:43 “Dear woman, here is your son.” John 19:26 “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” Mark 15:34 “I am thirsty.” John 19:28“It is finished!” John 19:30 “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” Luke 23:46
REMINDER This is the most memorable day for the world to know that Jesus died for us. God put his Son here on this earth so we may be reminded we are human and therefore we are not perfect but we can always turn to God with each and every fall or failure. We can’t depend on the earthly world but we can always depend on our spiritual life. Depend on Christ.
JESUS IS TAKEN DOWN (John 19: 38-40, Psalm 22: 14-15)
THOUGHT The sacrifice is over and done. His mother cradles him in his arms just as the day he was born and now she cradles a man, weeping thinking humanly….. what has been done. We need to be reminded of her sacrifice of her Son. Think about sacrificing your child. Every mother can feel her sorrow and pain.
REMINDER This is a true reminder, we will lose a loved one on our journey in this world, we will need to pray for grace during the times of despair knowing that God has control and His will is what will be done. Pray for the grace of God during these times and He will prevail.
JESUS IS BURIED (Mark 15: 46-47, Matthew 27: 57-61)
THOUGHT Jesus’ mortal life ended, his human life is done.
REMINDER Jesus’ death is a true reminder that we are human and we are weak but we can have the spirit of Jesus in everything we do. This teaching of suffering and love showed us how his short ride of his life will never be forgotten. He gave his life for us to have eternal love here on this earth and have eternal life after our mortality.
Dear Heavenly Father, Your only son you gave us, the suffering and the wounds were taken so that we may be healed and the gates of eternal life was open. Lord, please help us to be reminded each and everyday that the gift of eternal love and life was done on this day. We thank you and praise you for all you have given us. By your wounds we are healed. In your name, Jesus Christ we pray. Amen
Humbly riding up to Easter, until then!