Love Story Part II

It’s Good Friday – Passover (Exodus 12:1-28). This is the day when we remember the blood of the lamb (Jesus the Lamb of God) saved us.

34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” And the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice. 35 The crowd watched and the leaders scoffed. “He saved others,” they said, “let him save himself if he is really God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.” 36 The soldiers mocked him, too, by offering him a drink of sour wine.37 They called out to him, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38 A sign was fastened above him with these words: “This is the King of the Jews.” 39 One of the criminals hanging beside him scoffed, “So you’re the Messiah, are you? Prove it by saving yourself—and us, too, while you’re at it!”

40 But the other criminal protested, “Don’t you fear God even when you have been sentenced to die? 41 We deserve to die for our crimes, but this man hasn’t done anything wrong.” 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.”

43 And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:34-43 NLT. 

He loved us even when we did not deserve his love. While we were in bondage to or dead in our sins, the Lord died on the cross so that you and I can be forgiven, set free/delivered from our sins, and reconciled to God. He still loves us today.

Are you willing to lay down your life to pursue a life for Christ (will you put him first in all the things you do)? ____

Father God, thank you for the love you have shown us.  Thank you for the opportunity to accept you as our Lord and Savior. Thank you, Mighty Redeemer for forgiveness of our sins so that we may be reconciled to God. Lord, help us to remember all that you have done on our behalf.  Lord, continue to change us to be more like you. In Jesus name, Amen.

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