Jesus. Joy. Cross.
These three words do not fit well together, yet find their way in the same sentence in Scripture.
Hebrews 12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Jesus knew the cross would bring freedom for all who put their eyes on Him and trust in Him. We know that the brutality and injustice of the day Jesus was crucified was God’s loving plan for us. We know that He was dead in the tomb for three days, but that Jesus defeated sin and death rising from the dead and witnessed by over 500 people over a forty day period.
Jesus rose from the dead and that is why we can call it Good Friday. Jesus knew the physical pain of the cross and the torment of taking the punishment of every person’s sins was for the forgiveness of anyone who believes in Him. That is why Jesus considered the cross a joy set before Him on that Good Friday.
How do we fix our eyes on Jesus today?
*Talk to Him. Thank Him for His sacrifice.
*Believe Him. This Friday can be your very first Good Friday.
*Praise Him. Live intentionally for Jesus today and your life becomes a praise gift to Him.
How do you fix your eyes on Jesus?