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Today is 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲.
Christians all over the world remember this day as one of immense suffering for our Saviour.
Last night, two millennia ago, He suffered great pains in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Who can fail to remember His agony.
Speaking of Christ’s prayer in Gethsemane, Luke wrote…
“And he… kneeled down, and prayed,” saying Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. ” And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. ” And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. ” (Luke 22:41-44.)
Quentin L. Cook said; “If the grim realities you are facing at this time seem dark and heavy and almost unbearable, remember that in the soul-wrenching darkness of Gethsemane and the incomprehensible torture and pain of Calvary, the Saviour accomplished the Atonement, which resolves the most terrible burdens that can occur in this life. He did it for you, and He did it for me. He did it because He loves us and because He obeys and loves His Father. We will be rescued from death — even from the depths of the sea.”
From Gethsemane, to the cross, and then the tomb, He rose triumphant, bringing life and hope to all of us.
In our Missionary Zone Conferences this week, I spoke about Jesus Christ, His Atonement and resurrection and the impact His life has for all mankind.
Sometimes, we may feel that He has forgotten us, yet He testifies… “Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee… Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands.” – see Isaiah 49:15-16.
Upon His hands, are engraven our sins, our pains and all our afflictions, and if we come unto Him, I promise, that each of us will feel of his redeeming love and heal us.
Why not invite the missionaries over this weekend, and reconsider why the Easter message is so important for you?