The greatest love story ever told...

 

“God put the wrong on him who never did anything wrong, so that we could be put right with God”     

[2 Corinthians, Chapter 5 – ‘The Message’]

 

 

It is most amazing that God laid on Jesus every sin which you and I have committed.  God loved us so much that he punished his only son Jesus instead of you and me.  Jesus felt the complete wrath of God like no one else had ever felt before him.  Jesus was flogged.  He received thirty nine lashes.  The whip had been made of leather with little pieces of metal woven into it.  This was so that maximum injury could be inflicted on Jesus. 

 

The punishment did not end there.  He was brutally mocked and beaten, and then nailed to a cross.  As each nail was driven into his hands and feet blood flowed out. Jesus was in great agony and pain, which is beyond human understanding.  The whole purpose of death on the cross was to prolong pain, agony and suffering.  The cross was the cruellest and the most painful way to die. 

 

Where was God when his son was being put through the cruellest death on the cross?  God was there with Jesus.  God wept, seeing his only son nailed to the cross.  But there was no other way that sin could be forgiven..

 

 

Lord Jesus

I acknowledge that you died

In my place on the cross

Your death on the cross

Is sufficient to cover all my sins

I do not take your sacrifice cheaply

In return I give myself to you

By your grace

In Jesus name

 

Amen

 


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