“….it was impossible for death to keep its hold on Him.”
Although Jesus was put to death, it was physically impossible for him to stay that way.
He, the King of the Universe, allowed his tormentors to physically overcome him. But He knew the WHOLE story.
Jesus, the Author and Perfector of Life, knew what was going to happen.
He could have prevented it. He could have stopped them. He had the power and the ability to rewrite the story.
But he didn’t.
Instead, He experienced the most gruesome and horrific torture that I’ve ever heard of.
Then, hanging there by his torn flesh, he died.
Even worse than all that, He was separated from His Father, the Lord.
WHY would someone endure such a treacherous, embarrassing, unbelievably painful death?
The answer is YOU, my friend.
It was all a part of His plan.
When He was despicably betrayed by one of His closests friends, it was all a part of His plan.
When the crowd chose Him, and begged for Him to be crucified, it was all a part of His plan.
When they crushed a crown of thorns into His scalp, whipped Him with lashes of sharp debris, mocked His identity, and cruelly drove nails through His hands and feet, it was all a part of His plan.
His plan is to know YOU and for you to know HIM!
His plan is to give you a path to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
His plan is to earn the right to become a child of God FOR YOU.
He died. He paid the price.
And then, when all was said and done, He came back to life! And He is alive now!
He conquered His own death.
And He conquered the chasm of death that separated us from Him.
Only the Holy and Righteous can be in the presence of God Almighty.
A title that is absolutely impossible for us to achieve.
But He achieved it for us!
So let’s cling to the LIFE that Jesus gives us!
Let’s REJOICE in His physical resurrection that offers us spiritual life!
Jesus Is Alive!
There is no greater news.
joy: When I see a dogwood flower, I see a tiny crown with petals shaped like a cross and tiny rose colored marks on the ends of each petal. Yet it’s one of the most gorgeous flowers, full of life and beauty!