#faithbites #faithjourney #holyweek reflection
The day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday is usually called Holy Saturday or Reflection Saturday. It’s a say to reflect on what Jesus’s sacrifice means to you and how it has impacted your life.
I was lying on my bed this afternoon trying to reflect on this but everything I “had to do” kept coming in my mind. Mow the lawn. Move the laundry. Write #faithbites. Take the dog for a walk. Do dishes. Get mulch. The list kept going on and on. While these are things I should get to, it’s not like they are critical. They do not bring me happiness, they just released a bit of pressure.
Do you make time for reflection? On this Saturday are you reflecting on Jesus’s sacrifice and his role in your life?
I could have picked any number of verses for us to reflect on today as the majority of the New Testament is all about Jesus’s sacrifice and his impact in our lives.
Here are a few words and phrases: “Sins of the whole world”, “Eternal Redemption”, “ransom for many”. Jesus didn’t do this just for believers or just for us. He did it for all, everyone, the whole world. God became flesh, lived a perfect life, and died for all of us. He took away our sins and gave us eternal redemption. Not just a few days or years off of our death sentence but eternal redemption.
One person, fully man and fully God, died for the sins of the whole world, paid the ransom for everyone, for eternal redemption. If that’s not worthy of a day of reflection, I don’t know what is.
As we end this #faithbites and get ready for Easter, I ask again, are you reflecting on His role in your life?
What has Jesus done for you? How is your life different? Reflect and share. He died for us…all of us.
Heavenly Lord, thank you for giving your Son to die for us. Jesus, we are reflecting today on your power and your glory. You chose to redeem everyone for eternity. We can’t even fathom that love and sacrifice. We thank you for it and love you. Help us to always remember your sacrifice and that you are alive and active in our lives. in your glorious name, Amen.