And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Matthew 27:50
He did it. He made it till the end. He fulfilled the purpose for which He was born — to yield up His spirit in a shameful way. All the betrayal, false accusations, humiliation, mocking, beatings, and everything else unimaginable that He went through was finished in this one moment. All the sorrow — all the pain — gone. Death can taste so sweet as to save one from their agony. It can even be sweeter when it’s sacrifice is for an unmatchable noble cause.
Jesus’ death is the sweetest that has ever occurred on earth. In it’s ugliness there is excellence for this Man willingly humbled Himself to the point of death on a cross. Why? For the cause of showing the unmatchable love of God so as to save a wretched world from their burden of sin. He, who knew no sin, became the sacrifice of deliverance for those who knew sin all too well. What a noble way to die!
The God of mercy, grace, and unmatchable love. How excellent Jesus was to give up the comforts of heaven and come to earth for a purpose which He knew would end in His crucifixion. It was the worst way a man could die. Wrought with humiliation, beatings, injustice, and betrayals, He so willingly bore it all not because He deserved it but because we did. This is what makes His death noble. He bore the cross that I couldn’t bear for I am weak in my fleshly desires. Never would I be perfect before You but He was. He is the manifestation of the perfection of Your love that I can never be. His spirit was yielded to save me from my sinful burdens. Thank you, Father, for His noble death. Amen.
Truth in love,