Friday, April 6, 2012

His Blood Shed For Us

This Holy Week I have been reflecting on the importance of forgiveness.  It was not of my own choosing, I believe it was placed on my heart by God.  Jesus speaks to it throughout the Gospels, and in The Lord's Prayer. He spoke of it on the cross.

"Jesus said, "Father forgive them, for they know not what they are doing.
Luke 23:34


While on the cross, in the midst of his deep indescribable suffering for the sins of this world, he still could ask his Father to forgive those who crucified Him.  He knew he was fulfilling His purpose.  He died for us.  For the forgiveness of our sins. 


Do you have trouble forgiving yourselves?  When you kneel at the altar on bended knee and the pastor tells you that your sins are forgiven do you truly take it in.  Do you truly believe it.  Do you let them go?  Because THIS is why Jesus died on the cross.  His blood was shed for your sins.  As Marci Alborghetti expressed in the Daily Guidepost devotional, we are letting go of what is no longer ours~~what Jesus went through to take from us.  


This is my blood
shed for

1 comment:

Elaine said...

That is beautiful Renee. I honestly am not sure I can take it all in. I try tho!

Forgiving for me is much easier than the forgetting:(

Blessings this day and Easter too. The life we have been given is such a blessing! We are saved and loved.