“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21, ESV Today, we remember the innocent Lamb of God, slain in our place, for our sins.
Today, we remember that it was our sin, your’s and mine, that held Him there. For love of us, He endured the pain. For the joy that was before Him, he suffered unbelievable anguish. The sinless One became sin for us and, as a result, we whose righteousness is like filthy rags are made clean and clothed with the unbelievable righteousness of God!
Today at my church, we celebrated our Lord Jesus. We celebrated the cross, where Jesus died to set us free. We celebrate this darkest of days because we know the glory of Sunday is coming! But today, as I sang the lines from 2 Corinthians above, I turned my head and looked at the cross gracing our stage, and nearly lost it. When the truth of the Gospel hits home, it is nothing short of amazing. When the realization of just what it cost Jesus to save me hits me anew, it’s nearly unbearable! Why? WHY? But, oh thank God! He did it for us all!
So today, remember the Savior, battered, bruised, beaten, hanging on a cross, and dying…all for love of us. Remember. Mourn the cost of your sin. Mourn the price He had to pay. But then, lift your head and remember: the story doesn’t end there.
Sunday Is Coming.