“Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:45-46)
When Jesus was on the cross, in God’s eyes the whole world was on that cross also. The sin of Adam was laid upon Jesus and He became sin for us. Some people have a hard time receiving this but look at what it says “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:2)
Jesus, Who knew no sin, He never sinned once in His 30 plus years upon this earth, became the sin sacrifice for all of us. This gift that God gave us is so powerful that if a person chooses not to accept it, it will separate them from God for all eternity. At the moment that Jesus cried out these heart wrenching words all of creation shut down. The world got darkened as they saw the Son of God die on that cross.
At that very moment when Jesus cried out, My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me? Jesus became my sin substitute. He took all of my sin, my shame, my hell, He took everything, once and for all and placed it upon Himself. Or, we can say that God put it all on Him for us.
Jesus became the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. He became the curse so that I don’t have to be cursed in life. He became sin so I don’t have to live in sin. He became fear so that I don’t have to live in torment. He became sickness so I can be healed. He became the second Adam so that I can become a very son of God.
This is so amazing that we need to shout it to the whole world. “World, God loves you and forgives you!” He forgave me and I know that He will do the same for anyone that will receive it.
“Go out and share the Good News of the Gospel and give to others what God has given to us.”
Heavenly Father, thank you for the Good News. Jesus I thank you that you took all my bad so I can have good. Because of what You did on the cross, I am forgiven and I am set free. I don’t want to ever live my life where I am not continually greatful for your sacrifice for me. I am not deserving, I can’t ever repay you, but I can forever Love you and I can share your story, share what You did for someone like me.
Forgive me for any pain that I caused you with my disobedience. Thank you for the people in my life that love me. Thank you for the disasters in my life, I thank you, because that is where I first found You. You were there to help me pick up the pieces of a shattered life and make something beautiful out of the wreckage. You are so good to me. I love you.. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
If you have never experienced living in God’s grace through Jesus Christ. Please do not wait for the day that you wake up and realize that your life is a train wreck. I did and only because I insisted on doing everything on my own, my way. Ask Jesus into your life. He will guide you, and help you through the hard times and be the greatest and best friend you ever have.
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