No Pics today. Just wanted all my followers to observe Good Friday. Read this:
• "When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
The death of Jesus is important for many reasons. Not only does it fulfill the Old Testament prophecies of a savior (such as in Genesis 3, Deuteronomy 18, and Numbers 24), it also confirms the promises of God. Through the death of Jesus, mankind finally received the salvation that was promised to us by God. We believe that through the shedding of His precious blood, we now have the faith that can move mountains. In John 19:30—Jesus holds up His end of the promise by giving Himself up as a sacrifice— now it is up to as to hold up our end of the promise by following Romans 12:1 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.”
• “At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no-one had ever been laid”.
Usually when a body is buried, it is placed there because it is the final resting place of that person. But the burial of Jesus is significant because the Joseph and Nicodemus borrowed a tomb to place Jesus’ body. They only needed to borrow the tomb because of what Jesus said in John 2:19 “Jesus answered them, Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” Jesus told us that His body would only be down for three days; He would soon rise again. This means that it was up to the believers to have faith that Jesus was going to come back.
Matthew 28: 5-6
• The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.”
What the world recognizes as Easter, we as believers of Christ, recognize this day as the Resurrection Sunday. On this day, Jesus came back from the grave just like He said He would! When He rose from death, He said “O Death! Where is thy sting? O Grave! Where is thy victory?” (1 Cor. 15:55). Jesus took the sting out of death; Jesus washed us free from the sin we were born into because of Adam and Eve’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden. Because Jesus died, buried, and rose again—we can rise again when we fall. Because He rose with all power—we have all power. This is the true meaning of Easter—Jesus coming back just like He said He would!
Thank you, Jesus, for your death, burial, and resurrection.
(Yall didn't know I knew the bible, did yall?)
Now: back to our regularly scheduled program ;)