This is a week filled with reflection, weeping and celebration. Few weeks are as meaningful and filled with emotion for a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. Passion week stirs me like no other week of the year. The following thoughts have captured my mind's attention and my heart's affection. I hope they will be an encouragement to you.
"The Cross is a blazing fire at which the flame of our love is kindled, but we have to get near enough to it for
its sparks to fall on us." John Stott
The incarnation of The Lord Jesus was the supreme act of humility and self giving. The reality of God taking on human flesh and becoming the God/man is almost incomprehensible to the human mind. Yet it was in this supreme act of humility of becoming humanity that God could reconcile sinful man to himself.
The sinless life of the Lord Jesus validates a perfect sacrifice. Though tempted in every way, our Lord could not and did not sin.
The death of the Lord Jesus Christ provides substitutionary atonement for the sinner. Christ who knew no sin became sin for us so that the righteousness of God may be transposed on our life.
The resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ is the supreme testimony of honor and validation. All that Jesus said of himself is true, the "only begotten of the Father full of grace and truth."
The ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ enables us to fulfill His commission and command. He sits at the right hand of the Father making intercession for us and, He has sent the Holy Spirit who indwells us and gives us all things for life and godliness.
The return of the Lord Jesus Christ is the witness of His triumph. What has already been accomplished is yet to be validated. Death still reigns in our mortal bodies, the earth still groans for her day of redemption. When our Lord returns "all things will be made new." His kingdom to come is a certainty, the time of its coming is known only by The Father, the joy of His coming will be ours.