Have you guys seen the scene where ASLAN(The lion, the witch and the wardrobe) is tied down to the sacrificial table and he is slain; I’m certain that almost everyone has seen it. Well that’s almost the same way that the Lord died, he was a lamb when he got crucified for our sins and future sins. The God almighty had mercy upon us to give us salvation. Even though we struggle daily some more than others we should give thanks to the Lord for the salvation that his sacrifice gave to us.
For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
I just love how in this chapter and verse of Mark, it tells you that he voluntarily gave his life as “Ramson”. What does ramson mean to you.? Well the dictionary definition is “a consideration paid or demanded for the release of someone or something from captivity.” We were captive in the clutches of sin; sacrifice was a demended requirement since the beginning of time. Lets take a look back; remember when Seth and Cain did their offering to God; well actually offering can mean a sacrifice if it is a animal offering like seth’s. It continues on following Abraham and Isaac etc…
“Then God said, “Take your son, your only son. He is the one you love. Take Isaac. Go to Moriah. Give him to me there as a burnt offering. Sacrifice him on one of the mountains I will tell you about.”
Now imagine Christ giving his life for millions of people that don’t want to know about him or people that have accepted him and have left his path because of what the world might think of them or the trial is too hard. Do you know how hard it was for him to give that sacrifice; some might say we never asked for that but can you imagine living in the days of Noah and Sodom and Gomorrah actually scratch that; because we are living in those days.
Now christians nowadays are just eating, drinking and taking every want they have. But have you thought how hard and painful it was for him and even though he was the Son of God he was human; his body was human; he went through a process too. He did not automatically knew everything and wasn’t granted everything because he was God in a human body.
” She is going to have a son. You must give him the name Jesus. That is because he will save his people from their sins.”
It’s the time to give thanks to the Lord for his mercy and for the salvation that his sacrifice gave to our lives. Those it mean that if he comes we will automatically go with him. No; it means that his sacrifice gave us a fresh start when we come into his path we just have to continue to walk and search more of God. I can’t tell you what requirements you need for salvation but I can say to you that if you leave the world behind and accept Jesus Christ as your savior and serve him with your whole heart not looking back toward what was in the world you may be doing what he has asked of you. I hope this can help us reflect on his sacrifice and the salvation that was given to us because of it.
P.s. God bless every single one of you and I hope his grace and mercy is upon you and your families.