Posted by: joyandfaith | April 16, 2012


There are two places we should never forget: the cross on Calvary, and that empty tomb in the garden.  What must it have been like to stand at the foot of the cross and watch the one you love most in this world breathe his last? That triumphant cry at the end, “It is finished!” must have confused them no end.

When we lose a friend, it seems as though the world has been darkened. We can’t understand how others continue as if nothing had happened, going about their business, not noticing the grief we feel. When the Son of God gave His life for us all, the sky was darkened as if it were night. When the veil of His flesh was torn, the thick veil high in the temple was also torn in two, opening the Holy of Holies to everyone, not just the High Priest once a year. Now we have a High Priest in the heavens at the right hand of God the Father who makes intercession for us daily.

He promised never to leave us, so He sent the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, to be with us and within us when we have come to Him for salvation. He brings to mind all the things Jesus said and did, and enables us to do things impossible to man, except for His intervention.

How great the joy to walk with Christ in this chaotic and challenging world! We must never forget, He promised never to leave us, and we should do “greater works than these because I go to my Father.” We must seek His will daily, then, in His strength, do it, not forgetting to thank Him. He is truly the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Have you met Him yet?

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