25 Mar Guilty as Charged
“This Jesus … you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.” – Acts 2:23
While Peter speaks directly to the crowd that were apart of Jesus’ crucifixion, the guilt nonetheless falls upon my shoulders. Jesus, hanging upon that tree for the sins of the world, is paying for my sin fully through His sacrificial death. “It was my sin that held him there,” says the hymn and we all feel the weight of that charge. My sin nailed my Savior to the Cross, yet Jesus went willingly and joyfully to the hill of Golgotha so that God’s redemption plan would be completed. Christian, rejoice in Good Friday today, where your Savior has paid the full price for your redemption.
For the sake of reflection, spend some time in prayer thanking the Lord for His sacrifice and meditate upon these words from Horatio Spafford:
My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!