Today we commemorate the death of Jesus Christ.
To say that Jesus died on “Good Friday” is an understatement. The day Christ died is arguably the best day in the history of the world, for this is the day that God provided salvation to all those who would repent of their sins and believe in His Son.
The death of Jesus is a recurring theme in Scripture that begins in the Garden of Eden (see Genesis 3:15, where the seed of the Gospel of Christ’s death was first planted) and ends in the book of Revelation, where the apostle John writes, “I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain . . . “ (Revelation 5:6).
John continues his account by giving us the words to a hymn that is being sung in heaven:
“You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation” (Revelation 5:9).
Angels join the celebration, and they are singing these words:
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise” (Revelation 5:12).
So in heaven we will be continually reminded of the death of Jesus, for even there He is described as “the Lamb who was slain.”
Aren’t you glad Jesus was slain?
His death brought you countless blessings, the blessing of salvation: forgiveness, justification, redemption, reconciliation, adoption – all these incredible gifts are possible because Jesus was willing to suffer and die.
Please take time today to join the angels in heaven in a song of praise to our God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
When you think of Jesus today, remember the words of John the Baptizer, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world” (John 1:29).
I can never learn enough about the meaning of the death of Christ. To that end, here’s a book I’ve been reading by R.C. Sproul entitled The Truth of the Cross. It’s free today in the Kindle version and you can get your copy here:
And may this Good Friday be the best one you’ve ever had.