Prayer is gratitude
“Yet three days later, He was alive again. What seemed like an ending, was only the beginning.”
Every Good Friday, without fail, I think of Jesus hanging on the cross. Millions of us do. He died for me. And you. He died so we could spend eternity in Heaven. But His Father, the God of all creation, watched Him die. I can’t begin to imagine the pain our Father experienced even though He knew Jesus would soon rise again and sit at His right hand. The agony for everyone who loved Jesus must have been unbearable . . . but it is God Who I feel the saddest for tonight.
I’m so grateful there is a happy ending to this horrific event. Jesus lives!
It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour while the sun’s light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. Luke 23:44-46
The night before Jesus’ crucifixion, he sat with his disciples sharing His heart, washing their feet, and offering great wisdom. While we’re talking tonight about His death, I wanted to share this painting as a reminder that less than 24 hours later, Jesus would be killed. Read the story here – John 13-18.
Source: Unknown (but I’m looking for it).
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- Swindoll, C. (2016). Words of Inspiration. Retrieved from the Christian Quotes website: http://www.quoteschristian.com/swindoll3.html
- Luke 23:44-46. (2016). Retrieved March 18, 2016, from Biblegateway.com website: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+23%3A44-46&version=ESV