The Age of Undoing
The Age of Undoing
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (ESV)
Dear Lord, Thank you for dying on the cross and rising again for us! May we never forget your victory over death, the joy and hope of our salvation! We thank You and praise You!
On the first Good Friday, I imagine Jesus’ disciples felt their plans, lives, and faith were coming undone as they watched their Messiah and Teacher undergo arrest, beatings, unjust sentencing, and crucifixion. Only a few days earlier, they had likely gloried in His entry into the city and seemed eager to follow Him no matter the cost. They did not realize, however, what actually lay ahead, and as they scattered and watched Him suffer and die, it must have seemed that everything was unraveling, that all their convictions, hopes, and sacrifices from the past years of following Jesus were being utterly undone.
However, what they could not yet see and what I too often forget, is that Jesus was experiencing the greatest undoing ever known-one of complete humility, obedience, and surrender to the will of the Father as He temporarily laid aside His rightful position as God’s Son to bear the sin of the world. And then, three dark days later, death itself would be undone as Jesus returned resurrected from the dead, full of God’s glory and power, offering victory over death to all who would believe! This, dear friends, is an undoing in which we can all rejoice!
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