April 10, 2020

A beautiful Saviour died for us. - Bro. T. Stephen

My Dear Brothers and Sisters, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today, is from the book of Song of Solomon 5:10-16. He is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand. His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy and black as a raven. His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set. His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh. His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires. His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars. His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely.

He is the Rose of Sharon, And the Lily of the valley. This is the beauty of our Lord Jesus Christ as described in the Bible. Such a beautiful Saviour hung on the cross for you and me. The Bible says, after crucifixion there was no beauty in Him that we should desire. He had lost all charm and beauty while He was hanging on the cross. With a crown of thorns upon His head, and His body bleeding. When the soldier pierced his flesh, water and blood gushed out of His body. Flesh from his body was torn when the Roman soldiers whipped him lashing Him with nails like hooks that tore his flesh from his body. His hands were struck with scars and wounds and there was blood all over His body. His beautiful feet that walked on the shores of Galilee and walked over the hills and lawns along with a huge multitude was now hanging on the cross. His feet nailed to the cross that He was made to carry along the road to Calvary called Golgotha

He said, “It is finished” and gave up the ghost. His mother was there to witness his death on the cross along with other ladies who had obtained many good things from the Lord. She who had borne a handsome and beautiful son and had spent several years growing him up is now bereaved by the cruel death of her son on the cross. She gazed helplessly at the bleeding son left alone to suffer. How much she must have been tormented by His death. Was it for this she bore him? Even His Heavenly Father had forsaken Him, to hang on the cross between the heaven and the earth. She couldn’t bear to see the marred face of her beloved son. Where did his beauty and charm disappear?

All the women who were with Him while He went about preaching and performing miracles wept bitterly at his shabby face. They couldn’t bear to see Him on the cross anymore. The Bible says He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him. But why did Jesus die such a death on the cross? It was to save you and me from the wrath of God and eternal damnation. You need to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ that He died for you on the cross and that He has paid the penalty for your sin. He has purchased you by His precious blood, in order that He may save you from the mouth of the grave. Maybe until today you had not known the importance of the death of Jesus But after reading this valuable message about the Cross, I invite you to acknowledge this Jesus as the saviour of your life. Believe and be saved. God Bless you.

Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we are thankful to You for having shed your precious blood for us on the cross of Calvary. You have borne all our sins upon Yourself and forgiven us. Thank You Lord for being bruised for our iniquities and wounded for our transgression. Help us to believe that You died for us to be saved. In Jesus name we pray.

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