Today is Good Friday. We mark the day that our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified and died on the cross. By his sacrifice, we are reconciled with God.
Jesus suffered in every possible way from the time he was arrested until he took his last breath on the hard wood of the cross. He felt physical pain that is unimaginable, but even more so, he felt the spiritual pain of being separated from the Father.
“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” - Matthew 27:46 (ESV)
Lord, thank you for what you did for us. You freed us from sin and the tyranny of the Evil One. We owe you everything, including our faith, our loyalty, and our obedience to your word. Amen.