Just some early morning thought from me to you…

“Saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”
Revelation 5: 12 (ESV)

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
John 3: 16-17 (NKJV)

“The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written, ‘Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!’”
John 12: 12-15 (ESV)

Holy Week.   

Palm Sunday. 

Celebrating Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, believing He would take over the government and make their lives better right then.

Passion Sunday. 

The same day—as we also remember and reflect upon the Passion of Christ for us. And instead of taking over the government—Christ began the walk of suffering to His date with the Cross at Calvary on Good Friday, leading three days later to the ultimate victory of the empty tomb, and crown of life everlasting.

Acknowledging that there would be no triumph without suffering, and no crown of victory without the Cross. 

To make our lives better here and forever.

Why did He do it? 

Because we couldn’t. When we breathe our last in this temporary home we call earth, we will step into eternity in one of two places—Heaven or hell. One forever with God, Christ and the Holy Spirit. One forever without them.

Salvation in Heaven, or eternal damnation in hell.

And He loved us too much to let us be forever lost, and forever separated from Him and our loved ones, when we breathed our last.

The Passion of Christ which we remember this week, leading to His suffering on Good Friday, the confusion and lostness of Saturday, and His eternal victory on Sunday through the empty tomb of the Risen Christ.

These words from the anthem “Worthy is the Lamb” written by Darlene Zschech, tell the story—

“Thank You for the cross Lord, thank You for the price You paid.
Bearing all my sin and shame, in love You came and gave amazing grace.
Thank you for this love Lord, thank You for the nail pierced hands.
Washed me in Your cleansing flow, now all I know Your forgiveness and embrace.
Worthy is the Lamb, Seated on the throne.
Crown You now with many crowns, You reign victorious.
High and lifted up, Jesus, Son of God,
The Darling of Heaven crucified.
Worthy is the Lamb, Worthy is the Lamb.”

Why did He do it?

So that you and I can not only have special moments with Him here; but most importantly to have that one most worthy, special, and forever moment assuring us of eternal life in Heaven, when we accept what the Lamb of God did for us on the cross, by asking Christ into our lives.

The moment which will assure us our forever place in Heaven, when we finish our temporary visit here on earth.

Why did He do it? 

Because He loved us.

In His Name–Scott

Enjoy this video and song of “Worthy is the Lamb” by Darlene Zschech sung by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.