It was my sin that held Him there.
Have you ever been so sad and so grateful about the same thing? I feel that way today as I think about Jesus. I'm sad that He had to die. I'm sad that sin ever entered the world. I'm thankful that He died to save us. To save me. I'm thankful that His death wasn't the end of the story. I'm thankful that He is risen and sits at the right hand of God. In my imagination, as He was hanging on that tree, we all crossed His mind. You know how people say that your life flashes before your eyes right before you die? I bet it was our faces that flashed through His mind. He died to save us. All of us. All you have to do is accept that. He would have done it just for me, if I was the only sinner ever. He would have done it just for you. Think of His sacrifice. Accept it. Believe it. Confess that you are a sinner and need it. He is waiting for you. Love, Jessica