Thank You Lord, is not enough to say to You, for enduring such a horrible crucifixion and death so that I could be reunited and reconciled, into fellowship with You. Thank You that the precious blood You shed washes away my sin and pays the penalty my sin deserves.
I cannot begin to imagine the horror of all You felt and went through. Movies that depict it are difficult to watch and fill me with sorrow and shame, that it was for my sin You chose to go through it all.
It boggles my mind, that this was planned before the foundation of the world! You already knew what would happen with sin being a part of the world You created, and what it would take to make it right again.
When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, they died spiritually, as they were separated from Your presence. And eventually died physically. They continued in sin, as did all man for centuries, and a system of shedding innocent blood and making offerings was instituted.
In the desert when Korah sinned against You and rebelled, You swallowed him up in the earth with his followers. Yet sin continued. As did sacrifices as a way to enter Your presence, first in the Tabernacle, then the Temple.
In the fulfillment of Your prophecies, You came to the earth as Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the perfect, innocent Lamb of God and became the ultimate sacrifice, laying down Your life once for all – all the sin, all the people, for all time. Yet all have not accepted that gift.
One day Your world will be free of sin again as You judge all the living and the dead – even the angels – and create a new heaven and a new earth.
You will have delivered Your people from all trouble, and will look triumphantly upon all Your foes. They will be brought down to eternal death, separated from You for all eternity. And Your people will live with You forever.
I am eternally blessed to be Your child. Thank You. Amen