“With bleeding back, carrying His cross under the heat of the now almost midday sun, He [Jesus] journeyed up the rugged heights of Golgotha. Reaching the appointed place of execution, His hands and feet were nailed to the tree. For three hours He hung there with the pitiless rays of the sun beating down [on] His thorn-crowned head. This was followed by the three hours of darkness, now over. That night and that day were hours into which an eternity was compressed,” as described by Author Arthur W. Pitt.
Jesus was crucified on Golgotha, which means the Place of the Skull (Mark 15:22). The sky turned dark for three hours (Mark 15:33). The veil of the temple split into and B.C. became A.D. Nothing speaks to our hearts more than to know He was spit upon, mocked, pierced with a spear, nailed to the cross feet and hands, was crowned with thorns and despised. Yet, he never argued or denied God.
There is no greater reminder than Easter Weekend that speaks to us of the power of the Cross. Jesus came to die for the sins of the entire world. He left no one out of this plan for Salvation.
Today we find many who sometime seem to have forgotten the power of His coming and His death, burial and resurrection. Today’s message is a stern reminder of Who Jesus is and what He came to this earth in the form of a man to do for us.
As you listen take note to what He has done for you and in spite of all you have done; Jesus still loves you and is willing to forgive you of your sins now. All you need to do is ask. Ask Him to forgive, cleanse and make you whole this Resurrection Sunday.