Anyway, I have just been thinking today about what a very big deal it really is.
It was the day it all changed.
The day that salvation came.
The day that redemption was set in motion.
The day of justification and pardon.
The day of freedom for you and for me.
There is a Redeemer,
Jesus, God's own Son,
Precious Lamb of God, Messiah,
Thank you, oh my Father
For giving us Your Son,
And leaving Your Spirit,
'Til the work on Earth is done.
(Excerpt from "There is a Redeemer" written by Melody and Keith Green)
There is still so much work to be done. So many broken people in need of hope. I find myself this Good Friday challenged to be a messenger of hope. The hope that Jesus died to bring.
I love this conversation between Jesus and his disciples just before he died:
Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. 36 Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.”
And since we are children of the light everyone of us must let His light shine.
Jesus, thank you for your sacrifice ~ help me to let your light shine.