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Good Friday Illustrated

Posted: April 2, 2021 in Uncategorized

One of the things I see over and over again is people who are beaten down by the world. People who are bullied and put down and threatened and often just made to feel like they are something less that what they were created to be. Sometimes their worst critic is internal, but even this usually comes from outside stimulus over time. People really need to remember who they are and know their value.

Today is the day the Christian world calls “Good Friday” and there is no better illustration of your worth. The God of the Universe, the Creator of all things, gave His only Son to p[ay the price for our sins and shortcomings. He took our beatings, our nails, our death and our sins and bore them on Himself, so that we could be free. Consider all that this means. The perfect God gave His perfect Son to pay the price for imperfect you and me. Why would He do that? Because He loves us and wants to be with us for all eternity. In our sins and imperfections we would only ever end up destroying the perfection of Heaven, so we enter Heaven only when we receive His salvation. The technical terms for this is imputed righteousness. Having no righteousness of our own, especially when compared to His perfection, He gives us His. This is not to say Christians are perfect, far from it, but through the Savior, we can be made perfect in Him.

Consider what this says about your value. The God of all things loves you enough to trade His perfect Son for you. How can anyone think they are worthless, when God paid so high a price to be with you? This is what we need to hold on to. Next time you start to feel worthless, remember what you were worth to God and praise Him!

Have a blessed Good Friday.