It’s Holy Week and there’s been shedding of blood, bombs have exploded and precious lives have been lost.
On this Good Friday, I quiet my soul and I come to the Cross where Jesus was crucified.
The enemy rages on – destroying and killing but we are people of the Cross, and we remember what He did.
Two thousand years ago in a turbulent time, the enemy unleashed his forces of evil. Jesus was beaten, mocked and hung on a cross with nails piercing his hands. Yet, he prayed, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”
Jesus went to the Cross because He knew that days like this week would happen. It’s been happening ever since we chose to believe the lie of the serpent than the truth of our Heavenly Father.
We lift up the Cross because through it, Jesus trumped every tactic of the enemy. The war has been won. We lift up the Cross of Jesus because on it the penalty of our sins was fully paid as were the sins of those who executed such evil in Brussels and elsewhere in the world.
We will not fear. No, we lift up Jesus that all who look to Him may be saved.
Even as the days approached to His crucifixion, Jesus told us that such things would happen. And He said take heart, for these are the signs of the times and our redemption draws near.
For God so loved the world, for God so loved you and me, that He gave Jesus to die in our place. He sees our sin-stricken world, He sees our pain, our agony and the chaos we live in, and it’s why He came.
We are people of the Cross and we know that Sunday is coming and there will be rejoicing because Jesus rose. He is alive and because He lives, we also live.
Thank you, Father, for sending Jesus to die in my place. I lift you up Jesus. You are Lord of lords, King of kings. No matter what may happen in our world, you reign. You reign Jesus! I pray your kingdom come to Brussels, to our cities, to our homes and our hearts.