Springtime is the season when we especially remember the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, our Savior.
He brought life to the sin fallen. As spring gives life to nature, which has been devoid of life through the winter, so also Jesus brought life to sin fallen mankind.
On Good Friday, he offered His life for the sins of all the world, for all inhabitants that will ever be born. He died also for us that live today. He who was sinless took our sins upon Him, paid for them with His life and shed His blood.
Isaiah writes: "Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities." (Isa. 53:10-11)
On Good Friday, the love of God, the love of the Lord Jesus toward sin fallen man was truly exemplified. It is beyond our understanding, this love is so deep -- the righteous dying for the unrighteous. Paul writes: "For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Rom. 5:6-8)
As they crucified the Lord Jesus, He said, "It is finished, bowed His head, and gave up the ghost." (John 19:30) The redemption work was completed.
On Easter morning, the Lord Jesus arose from the grave of death for our righteousness sake. In faith we own the righteousness and holiness of the Lord Jesus. This is yet offered to all those who are seeking peace to a restless soul.
God has His kingdom here upon this earth and He yet calls all men to repentance, to own that righteousness which Christ merited with his death. He shed his blood for the forgiveness of our sins.
Jesus spoke in the sermon on the mount: "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; And to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. (Matt.7:7-8)
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