This time of the year brings about one of my favorite events, the feast of Passover and Unleavened Bread. Reading the events leading up to the death of Jesus is so moving and brings about emotions each time I read it. It’s such an amazing and miraculous event that took place. I love to read each man’s account of the event and imagine being there during this time the was exciting and a little scary I would think.
His perfect shed blood was the pleasing sacrifice to our God.
Sometimes I just can’t wrap my mind around what Jesus did on the cross. He shed perfect, innocent blood for our sins. The work that Jesus accomplished on the cross was more than we can fathom. In the days of old, the blood of spotless lambs appeased Him for a short time. On this day, it was the blood of His Son that appeased Him forever.
Perfection was needed and he was perfect.
An atonement was required and he atoned.
Blood covered sins and he bled.
When he breathed his last breath, the veil of the temple was torn. No longer did they have to wait to hear if they’re sins had been forgiven, now they could have access to the Father through Jesus. So for us, we can also come to His throne for forgiveness and strength to walk as He desires. Nothing we can do will obtain forgiveness on our own. We have to ask the Father on behalf of Jesus’ blood to forgive us. The only way to receive forgiveness is to repent and ask for it.
Are you trying to obtain forgiveness through yourself or works? Stop exhausting your efforts and come to Him. Even our best deeds are filthy rags before Him. He has provided the sacrifice, now we must accept it.
Father, thank You for redemption, for atonement. You made a way forever to atone for our sins. Help us to stop trying on our own to obtain forgiveness. Help us to accept Your sacrifice of Jesus’ blood and let it cover our sins. There is nothing we can do to obtain forgiveness on our own. We need You to cleanse us through the blood of Jesus. Help us to come boldly to Your throne to obtain forgiveness and strength to walk in Your ways. You are all we need. In Jesus’ name, Amen.