Al's Views, Personal Thoughts

Good Friday
29 March 2002

It was on Good Friday that the Lord, Jesus, was crucified by those who had yet to understand the true and rightful meaning behind their own Bible, the only inspired Word of the Most High, I AM. He was the long expected Messiah, but his own recognized him not. He was the Saviour of mankind, on a rescue mission to redeem man, but many chose not to accept Him for who and what He was (and still is)--the Christ, the Son of the Most High, I AM.

Jesus, the Son of God, the ChristIn the song I See My Jesus Crucified, the writer, Nicola A. Montani, was, and is correct when he stated: "Those cruel nails, I drove them in, Each time I pierced Him with my sin; that crown of thorns 'twas I who wove...," and so on.

This author has long believed and accepted that Jesus was, and is the one and only rightful Son of the Most High. Oddly enough, when I came across this song in The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholilc Choir Book (page 24), it reminded me of the fact that every time I sin, I do, indeed, drive those dreadful nails deeper into Christ's hands and feet--even now, this very day, more than 2,000 years hence.

Somewhere, somehow, in the mystery of time and space, Jesus hangs on an old, rugged cross. In a word, each time that you and I sin, that sin reverberates back through time and is felt by Jesus while he hangs on that cross. Even now, I say, as He hangs there he feels the sin of man throughout all of time.

May I pronounce: Jesus Christ, the Son of the Most High, is my Lord and Savior; now and for the remainder of my life. Although I am not worthy of such an honor, I know He loves me enough that He did give His life for me, as he did for you.

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." (Romans 1:16)

The truth is, not one of us deserves what Jesus did for us--not a single one of us, for we are born into sin and we foster it most of our lives. Even the best of us sin and do not even know it. And yet, the Father, our Creator, loved us so much that He sent Jesus, the builder of all we see about us, to bring us back to Him.

"All we like sheep have gone astray: we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all." (Isaiah 53:6)

"For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him." (II Corinthians 5:21)

"But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification." (Romans 4:24, 25).

Jesus, himself, said: "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)

Just ask Him to come into your heart; ask Him to be your Savior, and He will give you rest.

Thank you, and have a good Easter Holiday.

Al Colombo

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