“And Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit.’ Saying this, he breathed his last.” (CSB – Read the chapter)
All during the Advent season last year I gave you a different song each Friday to help get your mind and heart in the mood of the season. This isn’t Advent, but I wanted to give you a song this morning to get you ready for what is coming on the third day. As you reflect today on the cost of your salvation, let these words prepare you for Sunday. May you have a blessed Good Friday and a very Happy Easter!
Good Friday is an odd name for today at first thought. What could be good about death, specifically the entirely unjust death of Jesus Christ, the innocent Son of God? But of course, His death was the means by which God accomplished the forgiveness of our sins. When He breathed His final breath, all the sins of the world were taken to the grave with Him. When He was laid in that tomb, He was completely dead. There was no life left in Him.
Then came Easter morning. And while we rightly celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, have you ever paused long enough to wonder how that actually happened? What was the moment His life returned to His renewed body like?
Singer/songwriter and author, Andrew Peterson, has wondered about this. He wondered so much he wrote a song about it. I’ve got to tell you: I haven’t heard anywhere or ever a song that better captures the resurrection itself and it’s transformational impact on the very fabric of reality itself. So, take a minute to listen carefully and prayerfully to Peterson’s song, His Heart Beats. May you enjoy to the fullest this reminder of what’s to come.