In celebration of Good Friday, here are a few of my favorite verses about the beautiful sacrifice Jesus made for me. And for you. He loves you so much.
To Jesus, you are worth dying for.
28 And they stripped him and puta scarlet robe on him,29 and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, theymocked him, saying, “Hail,King of the Jews!”30 Andthey spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head.31 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him andled him away to crucify him.
29 Andthose who passed by derided him,wagging their heads and saying,“Aha!You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days,30 save yourself, and come down from the cross!”31 So also the chief priests with the scribes mocked him to one another, saying,“He saved others;he cannot save himself.32 Letthe Christ,the King of Israel, come down now from the cross that we maysee and believe.”Those who were crucified with him also reviled him.
BUT, that's not the end of the story!
5 But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.6 He is not here, for he has risen,as he said. Come, see the place where he[a]lay.
5 And as they werefrightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?6 He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you,while he was still in Galilee,7 that the Son of Manmust be delivered into the hands of sinful men andbe crucified and onthe third day rise.”