What comes to mind when we look at the cross ? On the surface we see a man named Jesus unjustly tried, brutally punished or abused for a crime or sin He did not commit. But let us look at what the Bible tells about Jesus.
The Bible reveals God's love for mankind. In that the second Person in the Trinity, took the form of man to die for the sins of the world. Jesus is the long awaited Messiah promised in the Old Testament. In the fulness of time He came clothed like one of us, able to feel what we feel. He took upon Himself the sins of all of us from Adam to the last man who will be born on this earth.
How are we to respond to this love, this sacrifice ? i would say He deserves eternal gratitude from us. He deserves to be called our Lord and Savior. He deserves to be worshipped and adored. Because of the sins that Jesus carried on the cross, the Father and the Holy Spirit could not look at Jesus and Jesus said My God , My God why have You forsaken Me ? And the Bible says that for the joy of seeing you and i saved Jesus endured the cross, overlooking the shame and the pain. By His death , our death was prevented, our body will die but our soul will inherit eternal life because of what Jesus has done.
This holy week let us remember Jesus came to save us that we may have eternal life.