Why Did Jesus Die?

Image“Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” Romans 6:4

Why did Jesus die? is a question that many have often asked or wondered about. I think there are many answers to this question. The first answer is because we had a huge sin debt and only His righteous blood could pay the price.Second reason was to save our souls from suffering the wrath of God in Hell. Third reason He died was so that we could have a relationship with God. The final reason that He died was so that we could walk in newness of life.

I would like for you to think about this!! Before Jesus took our place at Calvary there was no way for us to live a life that pleased God because we would always fall short. BUT now since Jesus has died and rose again, sin and death have no more power or control in our lives. Because of Jesus we can now live a life that pleases God.

Why did Jesus die? So that we “..may have life and have it more abundantly” John 10:10.

 

A Story So Powerful

There is a story of a young boy who came to his father one day and said, “Dad I want what is rightfully mine!!! I want my inheirtance.” These words broke the fathers heart but he willingly gave his son what he requested. The son left the only family that he knew to live his life his way.  At first everything seemed to be going good for the son but eventually he found himself without money and without hope. Knowing that he could never go back home, he found himself a job on a pig farm. He was so desparate that the slop, that he fed the pigs, looked inviting.  One day he came to the realiziation that his father’s servants are treated better than this so he decided that he would return home.  He rehearsed in his mind what he would say over and over again, “Dad I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, I am not worthy to be your servant but make me as one of your servants.”  As he came nearer to his father’s house, he saw as though someone was running to him.  “Who is this?” he thought.  As the figure came closer he realized that this was none other than his dad.   Fearing the worst, as he saw his father open up his arms, he closed his eyes but unexpectly the father grabbed his son, with tears in his eyes, embraced him.  The son not knowing what to make out of all this begins to give his father the speeach that he had planned all along. Before he could finish, the father calls for a servant to bring the best robe, a ring and sandals.  Through this act of kindness the father brings the son back into the family.

The story that you just read is not something new but it comes from Scripture. Luke 15:11-32, tells us the powerful story of the prodigal son. Why is this story so important?  The reason is because we all have been there.  Many of us might have went to the extremes of the prodigal son, living our life our way, only ending up in disaster. Feeling lost and without hope we do the only thing we can do and that is cry out to God. Expecting the worse, we find love and forgiveness instead.

It does not matter what has happen in your life, God loves you and is willing to forgive you. His love and forgiveness is unconditional. It is offered to you freely all you have to do is accept it.

 

Grateful for Grace

Appreciation is an emotion that I feel at this moment. As I look at my life, I begin to see things that could have happened to me but didn’t all because of the Grace of God.

God’s Grace is something that we should not take lightly. For it is through His Grace that Salvation is given. It is also through Grace that we can live a life that would be pleasing to Him.  God’s Grace should also motivate us as believers to want to serve Him completely and totally for the rest of our lives

May we remember that Grace is not based on what we have done for we are told in scripture “As it is written: ‘There is none righteous, no, not one’” Romans 3:10 Grace is a gift that has been given freely to us from God and all we have to do is accept it. This, my friends, is why I am grateful to Him and I can proudly say that I will serve Him for the rest of my life.  What about you?