Good morning. Happy Saturday! I’ve been away a few days enjoying snow days and spending some much-needed time in the Master’s arms. As believers, we should always stay connected and take time for spiritual downloads from God.
TFTD: He went in our place
2 Corinthians 5:21 New King James Version (NKJV)
21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
When actors or actresses are filming dangerous movies, they typically hire a stunt double. A stunt double is a type of body double, specifically a skilled REPLACEMENT used for dangerous parts in movies or television. The stunt double is in very good shape and is hired to take on the risk of injury instead of the start actor/actress. Can you imagine that we are the stars in a movie and of all people to become our stunt double it was JESUS!
In my devotional reading, the writer said,
“Jesus lived a replacement life for us, submitting to all laws of God and man and keeping them all perfectly. He offered his body to abuse and suffering, knowing that in this way the punishment that we deserved was being diverted totally upon him. Finally, he surrendered to death itself, and through the great exchange that happened on Calvary, our death became his death and his innocence became ours.” (Insert from: In Our Place: Lenten Devotions From Time of Grace)
*Tear* I don’t know about you, but tears come to my eyes. Jesus stepped in as a stunt double if you will. He took the less prestigious role in the film in order to keep us from harm. However, Jesus is better than a stunt double because I don’t know a stunt double who would carry the sins of the world on their shoulders and die on the cross for our sins, but Jesus went in our place.
How often do you think about what Christ has done for you? He didn’t even know sin, but became sin-OUR SIN, so that we might become righteousness of God through Him. WOW! Our body was supposed to be abused, but Jesus went in your place. We were supposed to be punished, but Jesus went in our place. We were supposed to die, but Jesus went in our place. Nothing we will ever go through will compare to what WE SHOULD HAVE WENT THROUGH!
I pray you take time to reflect on who Jesus really is and understand it was only because of His grace and mercy that you are living today. He went in our place!
Have a blessed day!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA
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