"Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? 'Father
save me from this hour?' But for this purpose I have come to this hour."
As we contemplate the Passion of the Christ this week, my family has been reading scripture each night and asking ourselves some questions about worshiping God and who He is.
We read John 12:27 and it really spoke to me.
I thought about how Jesus could have easily asked His Father to spare Him the agony of the death on the cross. He could have easily departed right then and there.
But He carefully explains that for this purpose He came: to die for the sins of the world.
Because the wages of sin is death.
This is what Paul wrote. But notice he didn't write that the wages of our sin results in our death.
He wrote that the wages of all sin equals DEATH.
What was earned by our sinning was the death of an innocent man...God in the flesh....Jesus Christ.
He was 33 years old and at the height of His ministry.
And what if He decided not to be the perfect sacrifice? Then what?
We would all still be in our sins. Hopeless. Helpless.
"But for this purpose I have come..."
And that is why my family is taking a few minutes each evening together contemplating who God is and how to worship Him.
We are grateful that He came for this purpose.
Your turn: After reading John 12:27, what does God reveal to you about who He is and what He has done for you? How will you worship Him this week?