This weekend remembers the greatest event in history. It is the event towards which the BC (Before Christ) years looked as conveyed in the Old Testament. It is the event which Christ instructed us to remember in the act of communion “do this in remembrance of me.” It is the event which will be most celebrated in heaven “worthy is the Lamb who was slain.” It is the centrepiece of history, the crossroads for mankind, and exposes the heart of God.
The event involved a man who was also God laying down his life at the hands of other men. Why did he do it? “Greater love has no man than this – to lay down his life for his friends.” Jesus laid down his life, not for himself, but for the benefit of us who were lost. He also did it in obedience to his Father, “he became obedient to death, even death on a cross.”
We have every reason to be amazed and thankful for his sacrificial love towards us. May the Lord humble us so that we bow the knee at the cross and honour him, the one who came “not to be served, but to serve.” To truly honour him is for us to do likewise as he calls us to “take up your cross and follow me.” May the Holy Spirit so convict us that we cannot help but follow him.
With love and blessing,