On this Day HE Died For Me


Good Friday

April 18,2014 

 

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16

 

Luke 23:44-47

It was now about the sixth hour,
and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour,  for the sun
stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.  Jesus
called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my
spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.  The centurion,
seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a
righteous man.”

Mark 16:5-7
As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’ “

THE STORY

It is Friday, April 3, A.D. 33. It is the darkest day in human
history, though most humans have no clue of this. In Rome, Tiberius
attends to the demanding business of the empire. Throughout the
inhabited world, babies are born, people eat and drink, marry and are
given in marriage, barter in marketplaces, sail merchant ships, and
fight battles. Children play, old women gossip, young men lust, and
people die.

But today, one death, one brutal, gruesome death, the worst and best
of all human deaths, will leave upon the canvas of human history the
darkest brushstroke. In Jerusalem, God the Son, the Creator of all that
is (John 1:3), will be executed.

The Garden

The Jewish day dawns with night, and never has it been more fitting, since today the hour has come and the power of darkness (Luke 22:53). Jesus is in Gethsemane, where he has prayed with loud cries and tears, being heard by his Father (Hebrews 5:7) whose will will be done. Jesus hears noises andcontinued here.


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