So I’ll get straight to the point…we are time traveling on this glorious day!
After a a few weeks of planting and preparing your family farm for harvest season in the fall, you and your parents decide to visit some family members in Calvary. The trip takes hours of traveling on a camel, in which you arrive mid afternoon on Friday. Upon arrival, you notice the peculiar aura in the town. Something just isn’t right, and when your cousins, with a mischievous look on their faces, open the door and demand you follow them, your suspicions are confirmed. Your cousin takes you to this location, where three figures are hanging on crosses. “It’s a great day, because these criminals are finally paying for their crimes.” You silently agree, until the figure, beyond recognition, in the middle makes eye contact with you. He looks you straight in the eye and says, “I’m doing this for you. I’m taking lack, sickness, stress, and all negative things to the grave with me. When I rise again, I will leave it there.” Before you can respond, the figure dies. In shock, you ask out loud, “Who was he?” “The Son of God”, a Roman guard replies.
That scenario above was laid upon me by Jesus himself, while I was in church this morning and I wanted to share it with you. It is loosely close to what really happened in Mark 15.
We know that Jesus has already died for us, but thinking about the cross in the present tense, makes his sacrifice much more personal and real!
He died for one reason and one reason only: you.
Christ has Risen and so can you!