Friday, April 22, 2011

My king...

Good Friday.
The day that our Savior died on a cross.

"For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son so that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
John 3:16

It was my sin that held Him there.

"Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities, the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed."
Isaih 53:4-5

...they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand.  And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"  And they spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head.  And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him and led him away to crucify him.
Matthew 27:28-31

His wounds have paid my ransom.

"He said, it is finished and He bowed his head and gave up the ghost"

John 19:30

"By his wounds we are healed"
Isiah 53:5

Today I have pondered the cross.
I have pondered how great the Father's love for me.
I have pondered how undeserving I am of His mercy.
I have pondered how grateful I am for His forgiveness.
Today I have fallen in love with my King all over again!

The story doesn't end at the cross...
my King rose from the dead and reigns in heaven!
Praise be to our almighty Father!


  1. Thank you our Heavenly Father for sacrificing your one and only son to die for our sins ..Lord have mercy on us for we are not worthy..thanks be to you Dear us to try to be just as Jesus..

  2. Thanks for sharing, you are always such an encouragment! We really do have an AWESOME God!

  3. To Him be honor and glory forever and forever!

  4. Beautiful! What good news! Have a wonderful Easter weekend!