Saturday, April 7, 2012

Holy Saturday

When the captain there saw what happened, he honored God: "This man was innocent! A good man, and innocent!" Luke 23:47

Jesus’s body is hanging on the cross. He has just breathed his last. The captain, the man put in charge of making sure that this man actually dies, looks up at the lifeless form. He realizes that the man in the middle, the one they called Jesus, was innocent, had been wrongly accused and killed. He thinks “nuts we screwed up!”

Ever feel that way? Like you have just made a big mistake and you just don’t see any way to turn back? But that is the whole point of Jesus’s death on the cross. There is no mistake we can make that won’t be forgiven. He died for every one of our sins, so that we would receive forgiveness.

Yes, Jesus was innocent, but he still paid for our guilt.


Susan Marlene Kinney said...

Oh Chris, so beautiful!! Did you take these photos? This one and the next post after this one? I wish these were on a post card to share with others. Such a powerful message. Sometimes it is hard to forgive ourselves for messing up especially a big mess up. But we must!! Blessings to you Chris!

Chris Loehmer Kincaid said...

Actually all of the pictures on my blog from Holy Week this year were taken at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wisconsin. Some where I wrote a blog about that amazing place...
Thanks for the comments, Sue. It is all God's work, and not mine.