I hope and pray that you never grow apathetic to what Jesus did for all humanity. I hope the same thing for unbelievers as well; that they either be hot or cold, not lukewarm when it comes to their thoughts and devotion to Christ. We need to continue to remember what Jesus did for us. That is why we take communion. That is why we celebrate Easter. Jesus is the one we worship. He is our savior, our Christ, our Messiah. Peter puts it this way as he addresses a crowd of people in Acts, chapter 2, verses 23 and 24:
"This man was handed over to you by God’s set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him."
It was God’s purpose for Jesus to die for us. Many at the time didn’t understand that. Jesus had the power, and the authority to escape death, but he was obedient to God’s purpose. But as Peter says, God then raised him from the dead because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him… Impossible. Let us worship our Lord and thank him for what he did. You don’t have to wait for communion Sunday to remember, you can take communion in the privacy of your own home. I encourage you to give Jesus thanks for his obedience, and God glory for providing a way for our sins to be forgiven.
From the very beginning, it was God’s plan for Jesus to die. Jesus is our Messiah, prophesied about by the prophets of old. Let us thank him, let us worship him, let us glorify him. Because he fulfilled his calling, we can all be called children of God. We all have been given the key to eternal life in heaven, if we would just accept him. Praise God for his grace and mercy. This makes me think about the song Amazing Grace - "Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me, I once was lost, but now I’m found, was blind but now I see." Are you blind today? Let Jesus open your eyes. Let him be your God, let him be your king, let him be your messiah.