Each Good Friday, I like to reflect on what the day represents. My fellow Christians believe Jesus was crucified on a cross. God gave us His only son to demonstrate His love for us. This son willingly gave up His life as a reminder of His love for us.
As I reflected this morning, here are the thoughts that entered my mind…
Because of what He did, I am forgiven. Every sin of action and omission, every mistake I’ve ever made, and every stupid thing I’ve ever said and done is gone and forgotten.
Because of what He did, His spirit is in me, around me, and always with me.
Because of what He did, I always have a spirit of power in me and with me.
Because of what He did, I am healed.
Because of what He did I prosper, and already am successful.
Because of what He did, I already have the solution to every problem, and the answer to every question.
Because of what He did, all joy is available to me.
Because of what He did, all abundance is available to me.
Because of what He did, I know without a doubt that I am loved in a way that I can never even imagine.
Because of what He did, I can be confident in every situation.
Because of what He did, I am completely free.
Because of what He did, I am extremely thankful for all of these things I’ve just mentioned.
Because of what He did, I am responsible to share this love, forgiveness, abundance, power, joy, and excellence with everyone I come in contact with. It’s the very least I can do in return for what this loving act on the cross has given me, even though He expects absolutely nothing in return.
This is just a short list of all we have been given as a result of the sacrifice on the cross. It’s a not a fair deal. He gets brutally beaten and crucified, and receives all of our punishment when He was completely innocent. In return, we get no punishment for our sins, and all of the benefits of the kingdom of heaven and all of the privileges of being sons of the king. However, He would still do it over and over again for us. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is. I challenge you to reflect on this sacrifice today and be thankful for what this day represents and for what you’ve been given. Enjoy the blessings 🙂