Jesus was dead. And as if that were not enough, his closest friends and followers were struggling with the reality that all their hopes and dreams seemed to have died as well. What they did not know – but should have – was that everything was about to change because Sunday was coming. So what does this mean for you 2000 years later? Remember it’s never over even when it seems over, because God is about to do what only God can do – change everything.
In the very moments Jesus was being executed by religious and political leaders, God was doing what only God can do – taking humanity’s worst sin and transforming it into God’s best gift to the world. So what does this mean for you 2000 years later? Find the good in the bad and ugly of Jesus’ death on the cross, and you discover that Jesus gives you what you absolutely need, but can never get on your own – forgiveness, salvation, healing, hope and eternal life.
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At his final meal, Jesus gave disciples bread saying, “This is my body given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” He gave them wine saying, “This is the blood of the new covenant, poured out for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” So what does this mean for you 2000 years later? The promise is that you can receive God’s never-ending supply of just the grace you need at just the time you need it in just the way you need it.
Jesus concluded a story about the final judgment by stating, “Whenever you failed to do one of these things to someone who was being overlooked or ignored, that was me —you failed to do it to me.’ So what does this mean for you 2000 years later? Every time you encounter someone who is sick, hungry, lonely or dying, you actually meet Jesus face-to-face. What you do – or don’t do – for that person is what you do – or don’t do – for Jesus.