Jesus walked on many roads during his brief time on earth.
The roads He walked on led Him through valleys and over hilltops, they brought Him through crowded city streets and quiet villages, they guided Him to people’s homes and festive celebrations, but the road that led Him to the place of crucifixion was the one He was born to travel.
The Father watched from heaven as His Son, beaten and bruised, staggered under the weight of the cross on His way to a place called Golgotha.
Jesus knew that this road was the only way that His love could find a place in our hearts. If God would have set a roadblock on this road and said to His Son, Road closed, we would never have found our way to Him.
It is Jesus journey to the cross and His crucifixion upon Golgotha’s hill that opens our understanding to the meaning of love at its deepest level. Salvation is our free gift that cost Jesus everything.
His brokenness means that we can be made whole; His sorrow means that we can have fullness of joy; His rejection means that we can be accepted; His pain means that we can be healed; His death means that we can have life everlasting.
The devil has convinced so many people that they are worthless. Each of us needs to stop and remember the cross at the cross we will discover our true value for it is here that we discover the price God was willing to pay for us, the depth of His love, and how much we are worth to Him.
The stone has been rolled away…and He’s alive forevermore! Praise the Lord. May you be reminded of His great love for you this Easter.
“…He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.” Mark 16:6 NIV