On this Good Friday I just wanted to say that my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is Amazing!
Why do I say this? Because he is amazing in all these wonderful ways…
- Jesus has an amazing purpose. Jesus birth was amazing, not like our birth. He is the Son of God, born of a virgin, conceived of the Holy Spirit of God. John wrote of his birth saying, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” (John 1:14) He was born with an amazing mission. We are so impressed with American soldiers who engage in their mission to go into battle and preserve our Nation’s interests and freedoms. We are so impressed when we hear of doctors and nurses who go to impoverished countries on medical mission to bring healing to the sick and wounded. But how much more amazing must we find Jesus whose divine mission was to bring lost, sinful humanity back into eternal fellowship with the Holy and Righteous God.
- Jesus has an amazing power. He performed amazing miracles. He fed the hungry, made the blind to see, cleansed the diseased, and set the demon possessed free. He showed powerful compassion to the sin wreaked, the handicapped, and the outcast. But most importantly he gave himself to an amazing atoning death. For God was pleased to…”through him to reconcile to himself all things…by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.” (Colossians 1:20) According to God’s Word, we who were sinful deserved to suffer and die for our sin against a Holy God. But Jesus, who what sinless, did the amazing. He died as a substitute for our sin. He died to pay for the sins of humanity. Spurgeon said, “My sins were the scourges which lacerated those blessed shoulders, and crowned with thorn those bleeding brows; my sins cried “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!” and laid the cross upon His gracious shoulders.” And Jesus displayed his amazing power in the resurrection. Jesus rose from the dead. We can never take that lightly. No one has this power but Christ. Death could not hold him. He died for our sins and we know this to be true because there is evidence that he rose again. Because of this we know he has an amazing power to change our lives. He rescues us from our past, revolutionizes us in our present, and reserves for us the most glorious and heavenly of futures.
- Jesus has an amazing proposal. He says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 10:28) He says, if we will receive him we can have his life. We can know his salvation. All we must do is turn from our sin and turn to God. Then we must trust in Christ for our forgiveness and new life. And lastly we must tread in obedience to Christ as we commit to walk with him.
The Challenge: This Easter Weekend, revel in the fact that there is a Savior who has come to you with an amazing purpose, power, and proposal. If you have not taken him up on his proposal, why not do that this very day. You will be eternally glad you did.
Question: In what ways do you see Jesus’ purpose, power, and proposal changing our world? You can leave a comment by clicking here.