Today is Good Friday. Some of you may know this day marks the day Jesus died on the cross over 2000 years ago. On this day our debt was paid in full. Jesus was a perfect sacrifice made by a loving Creator to atone for our sins, but can our human minds even fathom how much He loves us?
I've used this analogy before, but I love Parker with all that I am. I would do anything for him, and he would do the same for me. But Jesus didn't die for millions of people that loved Him. Most of the people at the cross that night ridiculed, mocked, and hated Him. Yet He died for those people and everyone else. Can you imagine paying the greatest sacrifice so that people who absolutely detested you could be saved? Jesus performed the ultimate act of love the night He died on Calvary. No earthly love can hold a candle to how much our Heavenly Father loves every one of us.
When I think of the sacrifice Jesus made for me over 2000 years ago, I honestly feel ashamed. I have been judgmental, I have lied, I have been impatient. I have sinned so many times in my life that I can't even count, yet He still died for me and still longs for a relationship with me.
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord." -Romans 6:23
Today, we celebrate the greatest act of love the world has and will ever see. Living He loved us, dying He saved us. I am excited to spend time reflecting on what today means and remembering how much God loves us. He sent His son to die on a cross for you and me. There is no greater love. I pray that each of you remember how much you are truly loved by your Creator.