On this Good Friday as we reflect on what the meaning of the next three days is, I am reminded of what he done for me on that on Good Friday. On that one Friday roughly 2,000 years ago a man had false charges against him, the justice system failed him and we crucified him. Jesus died for the sins of the world and that is why today is Good Friday – Jesus became sin and now we have the conditional gift of salvation to those who chose Him. this.
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.2 Corinthians 5:21
On this day a man who had no sin, who knew no sin offered the ultimate sacrifice. Jesus not only took on our sin, he became sin. This is the only part in scripture where we see Jesus apart from God. In fact, in Matthew 27 Jesus cried out “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”. His is also the only time we see Jesus not reference God as “Father”. Imagine how it would feel to become the sins of the world and be set apart from your father. That is what Jesus done. The perfect man who knew no sin, bore all the sins of the world. He bore that sin so we can become righteous and inherit the Kingdom of God, if you receive him. Jesus want us to receive him and that is why we are still waiting for his return.
In just a few days we will celebrate the risen savior, who became the sin of the world. It is no doubt that this Easter Sunday, will be different than the past. This Easter, the gospel will flood social media platforms across the world – opening the door for millions to hear the gospel, possibly for the first time.