Saturday, April 11
Although our sins testify against us, do something, Lord, for the sake of your name. Jeremiah 14:7 NIV
A cry goes out for mercy from God’s people! They acknowledged their sin and pleaded with God to intervene on their behalf. They figured he was a compassionate God and would be forgiving.
This is truly the theme for this season. We stand today between Good Friday and Easter, and in the quietness of this day, have time to reflect on Christ’s act of redemption, and look forward to its victorious completion on Easter morn. Can it be real? Yes, it is all real. He did something magnificent about our sins, which were testifying against us. He died in our place, thus procuring forgiveness for our sins. Out of an abundance of love and compassion, our heavenly Father gave sacrificially for us. It is only left for us to acknowledge and accept what he now offers – salvation through the blood of Christ, resulting in eternal life in glory with him.
On this Great Sabbath, Lord, may we reflect on your great act of love, and claim your offer of forgiveness and salvation. Amen.