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Friday, March 25, 2016

What Will You Choose?

Debbie McEwen shares with us her message of the Cross. 

Caution: Graphic descriptions

On the blackest Friday that ever was, the Son of God was dying on a cross.

He was a writhing, mass of agony from the top of His thorn crowned head to the bottom of His nail pierced feet.

His bloodied, broken body had been beaten, spit upon, slapped, whipped mercilessly and ridiculed.

Every square inch of His battered body screamed out in agonizing pain. He hung nailed to a cross, choking on His own blood as He suffocated to death.

He, the only Son of our Creator, chose to accept this torturous death. He welcomed it so He could pay the debt we rightfully owe. He loves us that much.

Each time we tell Him through our actions “No, I don’t want You. I don’t believe in You. I don’t care about Your payment. I’ll do as I please,” it’s almost as if we are adding another blow to the hammer striking the nails tearing into His hands and feet, another lash of the whip ripping the skin off His back, another thorn in the crown piercing His head, dripping blood into His eyes and adding untold sorrow to His loving heart.

On the third day after His crucifixion, Easter Sunday, Jesus rose triumphantly from the dead, conquering death and paving our way to heaven for eternity.

Will we continue to add to His agony and pave our way to the abyss or will we join Him in paradise?

What will you choose?

"Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe and went up to him again and again saying 'Hail, King of the Jews.' And they slapped him in the face."  John 19:1-3

"There they crucified him and with him two others - one on each side and Jesus in the middle."  John 19:18

"Then he (one of the men crucified with Jesus) said, 'Jesus remember me when you come into your kingdom.' Jesus answered him, 'Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.' " Luke 23: 42-43

To read Debbie's full post go to  It is Only Through Your Grace, Lord

Be blessed, and have a good weekend celebrating what our Savior has accomplished for us!

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