Many years ago I came to realise that Jesus died for me. This was a complete revelation of something I didn’t understand. There was a big disconnect.
Like most people in Australia I enjoyed the Easter public holidays each year. We would get Good Friday and Easter Monday off school or work. It was a long weekend!
I knew that Jesus died on the cross on the Friday and He rose on the Sunday, but I did not know why. I didn’t understand why it was necessary or what it meant.
In 1989 I read a pamphlet given to me by a friend. It told me that Jesus died on the cross to pay the price for our sin. He took our punishment on the cross, so we could be right with God.
The pamphlet also listed some common things we all do wrong. I realised I had done most of them. I also realised that as a sinner I needed God’s forgiveness. I needed to confess my sins to Him.
This is where the disconnect made sense. I was a sinner. Jesus died on the cross for sin. He died for my sin. This understanding changed my life. I could be right with God because of what Jesus did for me!
The truth is we can all be right with God because of what Jesus did for us. He died on the cross for the sin of the world. He took our punishment so we could all be right with God.
I thank You that Jesus came and died on the cross for my sin. Right now I ask for Your forgiveness for all of the wrong things I have done in my life. Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God, that You died on the cross for my sin and that God raised you from the dead. Right now I surrender my life to You and I ask you to be my Lord and Saviour. Please guide me and lead me in all I do by the power of Your Holy Spirit and help me to live for Your Kingdom. Amen.