Youth pastor and church culture analyst, D.K. Hammonds wrote that Good Friday represents someone being “committed to a cause when others are not”. Jesus was so committed to you that He endured the most gruesome and horrible death known to man in that day. He saw something in you, YES YOU, that He had to make the ultimate sacrifice. “Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:7-8, New International Version)
Perhaps you can identify with Him; in that there is something, a cause, a vision, or a business, to which you are fully committed. Something bigger than you. Something so undeniably great that you would sacrifice everything for it. Something so important, you are even willing to lay your life down for it. Where others would give up, you dig in.
If you understand this concept, then you understand the Gospel. Jesus saw you, and knew you were worth every drop of blood He spilled. Knowing this, how do you view Him? For Jesus to do what He did for you, He is either insane, foolish, or maybe (just maybe) He is your savior.
What are you willing to die for? What if I told you that Christ has given you something even greater to live for?
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