April is just around the corner and our holy month begins; Palm Sunday, Passover, Good Friday and Easter. The death, burial and resurrection — the miracle that saved our life.
Do you believe? That is all that is asked of us, to believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins.
People don’t like to see the image of Jesus nailed to the cross, or the crown of thorns on his head; but this is the reality. Jesus was nailed to a cross, hands and feet, his sides were pierced and a crown of sharp thorns was not “placed” on his head, it was jammed into it. Imagine the physical pain and anguish. He made this awful sacrifice for us; to heal our wounds, forgive our sins and give us a life that is free and an end that is eternal.
He was despised, and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering; as one from whom men hide their face, and we despised him and we did not value him. Surely he has borne our sufferings, and carried our pains; yet we considered him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought our peace was on him; and by his wounds we are healed. ~Isaiah 53:3-5 (NHEB)