Today is Good Friday! This is a special day on the Christian calendar when we remember the death of Jesus Christ for each of us on the cross. It was here that God and man were reconciled once again.
Here at the Cross, God’s righteous demands were satisfied.
Here, what was lost in the garden was regained again.
Here, a crippling and decisive blow was dealt against Satan and his minions.
Here, our Salvation was purchased.
We can never talk about it too much, or contemplate it too often. And because of this we know there is truly life beyond the grave. This is what sets our faith apart from all others.
With Buddhism, Islam, Krishna, and all the rest, you can go to the tomb of their prophets and gurus and pay your respects. But if you go to the tomb of Jesus, you will find it empty! He is alive!
The originator of a new religion came to the great French diplomat-statesman Charles Maurice de Talleyrand and complained that he could not make any converts. “What would you suggest I do?” he said. Talleyrand replied, “I should recommend that you get yourself crucified, and then die, but be sure to rise again the third day.”
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