Recently I heard a thought provoking statement in light of what our Lord and Savior went through to pay the price for our redemption. Al, recently in fellowship, presented another perspective that should really touch the depth of our being.
Many times when we buy something, we just put forth the money or visa card and it’s done. No big deal to pay whatever the price is. But for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ there was much more to do. The price he paid did not involve running a plastic card through a machine. It took him enduring immense pain for several days. He suffered like no man has ever experienced. It was all with the passion of loving you and me.
He approached the Heavenly Father in the garden to see if there was another way to accomplish man's redemption. There was not. He had to go through the most excruciating pain you could ever imagine. When we talk about the price he paid, perhaps we should be relating to the price he endured! When you partake of the communion service, please remember how much it took our Lord and Savior to endure the anguish of suffering to pay the legal price for man's redemption.
Heb 6:15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise
Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Can you imagine Jesus Christ expressing that it was “joy” going through such an oppressive experience. Wow did he love mankind! What a terrific Lord and Savior we have! What should be our response to this? We should not only admire, but walk believing God's Word.
Rom 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Our response should be to walk in newness of life, recognizing all Jesus Christ has endured for us.