The sacrificial act of Jesus on the cross is the greatest love story of all time.
Posted in , Apr 11, 2017
Good Friday is a significant reminder of God’s love for humanity. However, when reading the Gospel’s story of the crucifixion, it can be troubling. It’s difficult to imagine that a person would undergo such cruel torture and death so that all others can find salvation, forgiveness and grace.
It isn’t until we understand and experience the power of God’s love, that the cross and death of Jesus makes sense. Once we do, this tragic story transforms into the greatest love story of all time. The sacrificial act of Jesus speaks to a God who is willing to give up his son so that we humans can experience the power of his unrelenting and undying love for us.
The Scripture teaches us that while we were sinners, Christ died for us so that we could be forgiven and saved. When I reflect on the meaning of Good Friday, it amazes me how much we are loved by God.
The only way we can truly value the power of love is to embrace and experience it ourselves. As someone once wrote, “It wasn't nails that held Jesus to the cross; it was His love for us.” This Good Friday let us discover how much God truly loves us.
Lord, open our hearts to understand the great love expressed on the cross for us.