He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he laid. Matthew 28:6
As we prepare for the Sabbath, which is from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset, deeply reflect on the great sacrifice that Jesus made for everyone: His death, which was for us, was a crucial part of the Plan of Salvation.
The Omniscient God
When Jesus agreed to die for humanity, it was not a last-minute emergency plan that had to be developed after Adam and Eve disobeyed and sinned against God.
The all-knowing God made the decision to create humanity–out of love and in His image–with the ability to choose to rebel by disobeying His commands.
Whatever your perception of God is, you should know that God also had a choice-He did not have to create us; but He did.
God had one son, Jesus Christ, who possesses all of the powers that His Father has. For Divinity to bow down and become human, You made them a little lower than the angels… Hebrews 2:7 (first part), it was the ultimate love sacrifice. With finite minds, we are unable to understand the suffering, the humiliation, and the death on a rugged cross that was used for criminals.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are Your works, and I know this very well. Psalm 139:14 BSB
Live life with never-ending praise, gratitude, and obedience to our Great God.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! Psalm 95:6
Bible Readings: Matthew 28, Psalm 95
Prayer for today: Dear God, Your love for humanity is awesome. As we prepare for the Sabbath, please help us to remember the Plan of Salvation and that the death of your only Son, Jesus, was required to redeem us from sin. We ask you to forgive us for taking you for granted, for our disobedience, and for our ingratitude. Lord, as we move forward with a renewed commitment to praise and worship you, we pray for your blessing upon our lives. We ask these things in the Worthy name of your Son, Jesus. Amen.
© Sonya Johnson Ruiz 2020