April 15

  I got choked up on Sunday listening to Stuart Townshed’s song, “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us.”  The thought that it was for me that Jesus had to suffer so much pain and agony is bringing tears to my eyes even now as I write this.  “It was my sin that held him there, until it was accomplished” is a sobering thought.  That kind of love was shown to someone so unlovely as I sinned and rebelled against him.  That is the only kind of love that could reconcile one like me to a Holy and Righteous God.  I could to nothing.  As another hymn reminds me, “Not for sins could I atone, Thou must save and Thou alone.”  And He did on that cruel cross at Calvary.  “Jesus was not murdered; He willingly laid down His life for us.  He was not a martyr [so we should not blame the Jews nor the Romans]; He was a willing sacrifice for the sins of the world” (Wiersbe 149).  Has He made a difference in your life?