Description: Jesus not only died on the cross to bring forgiveness but also to leave us an example for us to follow. We are to follow in His steps.
We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost. We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way. And God has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong, on him, on him.
Isaiah 53:6 The Message – MSG
This is the kind of life you’ve been invited into, the kind of life Christ lived. He suffered everything that came his way so you would know that it could be done, and also know how to do it, step-by-step. 1 Peter 2:21 The Message – MSG
Today it was easy to reflect and think of all the great things I had possibly done as a person. That’s not really true, because as the saying goes – no one is perfect. Every time I heard that or thought that statement, I knew there was one — who was perfect.
But as I looked at many pictures of loved ones who gave their lives in wars past and some recent, I at least knew I could not take credit for anything good in my life. I unfortunately had to take credit for all the bad things, as bad as it seems.
All of our mistakes ultimately added up to something that had to be done. And that something was a human sacrifice for all humanity’s wrongful doings. It couldn’t be just anybody. Typically the individuals that choose to be a hero, don’t contemplate their decision. Something has to be done and they just do it.
In today’s verse Isaiah, it portrayed a horrible situation and that someone had to pay the price. And God piled all the sins on humanity on His Son. That’s not a comfortable chair anyone of us would like to be sitting in that day. And he did it all, so that we could learn a valuable lesson.
I have read the story of the suffering Christ endured for me. Maybe I failed to realize another important issue. He did it so when we go through suffering, he is not just there to help us endure the trial or tribulation, his suffering reminds us as he endured, so can we.
Songs come to my remembrance that assist me with this type of assurance. The song, Thank God He Did It All For Me. He also demonstrated how we can get through each day by the way he lived.
He did it all for me
Each drop of blood was shed for even me
When the savior cried, bowed his head and died
Oh, praise the Lord, He did all for me.
Prayer: Lord you showed us how we could get through tough days by what you suffered on the cross. Thank you for reminding me that you did it all before we did, and that we can do it as well living an example as others to follow. Amen