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Give Thanks to Almighty God!

Today we remember the great sacrifice of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Because we must think with only our human minds and see with our human eyes, it is hard to understand the real consequence of original sin.  If we don’t understand that, how can we understand what Jesus restored to us?  What his sacrifice accomplished for us?

Why would he do this for us?  Do we deserve it?  This God-Man, who could control the elements, could produce food from so very little and could have produced it from nothing had he wished, who could heal every infirmity, allowed himself to be beaten, spit upon, mocked and ridiculed, whipped and pierced with thorns and nails then finally hung on a cross to die.  Why? Why would he do this?  For us?

Intellectually we know he did it to restore our relationship with the Triune God. But in our hearts can we understand?  Do we really understand what awaited us in eternity without this great sacrifice of Jesus.  Do we understand what eternity without God would have been like?

On this Good Friday and throughout the coming weekend and that glorious day of salvation and resurrection, Easter Sunday, let us meditate on these thoughts.  Let us pray for the understanding for what has been given to us so that we can be truly grateful for this most precious of all gifts.

Mark 16: 5-6 On entering the tomb they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe, and they were utterly amazed.  He said to them, “Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified. He has been raised; he is not here.

“He is risen and has made all things new.”

Have a blessed and joyous Easter!

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