#5746 – No Comparison

Good morning people who honour and value the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

John 19:30 NIV When he had received the drink, Jesus said, It is finished. With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

It is Easter Friday. It comes around every year. It’s nothing more than a public holiday for many, while for others, Jesus might get a passing thought or mention.

But for us as followers of Christ, it is infinitely more than this.

I asked Father what He would have me write about this Easter for BIY. Here’s what I heard Him say:

In all eternity, there is no comparison to the day the Son of God died.

I pray that this touches us all deeply.

The eternal Word and the only begotten of the Father died the cruellest death on a cross for all humanity. He deserved the highest crown and the greatest praise, and yet, He was nailed to a tree that He had created.

People needed a Saviour because of their sin. Animal sacrifices were a temporary measure for generation after generation. But God saw a better way. God made another way.

But it wouldn’t come cheaply, nor would it come easily. This new and better way would bring with it the greatest ever cost to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. It is not possible for us to comprehend the separation and the humiliation of the cross.

And yet, this is what our Jesus did for us.

Today is a day of extreme gratefulness. Words are insufficient. Therefore, what might be more acceptable and honouring are lives that are rededicated to be lived wholly for the Lord.

May Easter be a time of fresh surrender to the One who made us and who died for us.