Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 18 – 24 March 2018
“He was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.”
– Romans 4:25
My sister is a nurse in the school I am employed in. Despite being a nurse by profession (she took units in education to be able to teach), I can actually say that she is a better teacher than me. She can actually please, control and teach students better than I do.
An important thing that I saw about her is when she is giving first aid to a student who was hit by stones after class. I can see the pain in the face of the student while my sister attends to him. The application of medicine makes his wound more painful. However, we have to do it or else it will become infected.
Jesus’s sacrifice for us is like that. In order to save that, the Son of God must sacrifice Himself, be crucified and die. After three days, He will rise again, glorified with death unable to exert control over Him and successfully defeating sin and death. With the pain He has suffered, humankind is saved from the sins it was enslaved into and death will become nothing.
The pain of the cross is worth it because at the end there will be resurrection. God has not let the greatest story of love go into oblivion and has shown us that the risen Christ is the fulfillment of all His promises. May we always glorify Him forever and ever.
The story of Salvation does not culminate in the cross but rather in the empty tomb.