On This Day...
On this day I will be busy.
So much to do, and not enough time to do it.
Work, Laundry to fold, a house to clean, meals to cook and everyone to care for.
But will I remember the business Jesus was about today?
He carried the burden of the sins of this world upon His shoulders.
He had one task on His mind. One task to complete.
On this day I will go shopping for Easter Clothes.
I will go to the grocery store to prepare for Easter lunch.
I will stress about finances, with the beeping of the registers.
But will I consider the cost of my sins?
He could not eat, or drink, and it was not a day of celebration for Him.
He paid the ultimate price, worth far more than ALL of my earthly treasures.
On this day my phone will ring.
I will chat about the casual things of life,
Considering what fun things to plan for the weekend.
But will I listen to the ringing in my ears?
The ringing of each time the hammer fell,
And drove the massive nails into His hands and feet?
On his day I will hear the shouting of thousands of sports fans.
It's opening day of baseball season,
And the fans are on their feet.
But will I hear the shouting of the people?
"Crucify Him! Crucify Him!"
"If you're King of the Jews, then save yourself"!
On this day, I may feel alone.
Wishing someone could just understand.
I may groan and complain because of circumstances.
But will I feel the rejection Jesus felt?
"My God, My God. Why have you forsaken me"?
The ugliness of my sins, so horrible, that God had to turn away.
On this day, He cried-
"It is finished".
"God made him who knew no sin to be sin for us, SO THAT in him we might become the righteousness of God." 2 Cor. 5:21
On this day...
May I remember what Jesus did!
May I consider the cost of my sins!
May I listen to the hammer ring!
May I hear the shouts of the people who did not recognize their Savior!
May I feel the rejection, and understand it's magnitude!
Not just on this day, but EVERY DAY,
May I remember ALL of this,
And rejoice, that it did not end at the cross!