Journey to the Cross
Tuesday, March 1
Chuck Cagle, member of RPC since 2010
But God proves His love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us. - Romans 5:8
During the last year of my Mother's life she suffered from advanced Parkinson's Disease and some related dementia. She had a difficult time remembering recent events but was sharp as could be on events of the past.
One day the subject of Easter came up. She immediately remembered a story from my youth. We were on our way to Easter services and a young Chuck spoke up and said: "I hope they do not kill Jesus again this year!"
My first thoughts when she told this story were that it was a cute remembrance from 60+ years ago. However, for some reason it has stuck with me. How much we must be loved for the Only Begotten Son of God to go to his death willingly for us. A death he above all did not deserve, but we in fact caused his death. How could he love us so much?
The Bible is full of stories of repeated wanderings, sin, and then God's forgiveness. But on Easter He did the ultimate - once and for all provided us the way. How can we not follow Him. As the old hymn says: "Mercy there was great and grace was free; pardon there was multiplied to me; There my burdened soul found liberty, at Calvary! Because He lives we can face tomorrow."
Dear Lord, thank you for loving us so much. Help us this day to follow You. Amen