Posted by: kbumgardaner | March 24, 2008

My Savior

For my video productions class, I am writing a research paper on The Passion. I haven’t watched the movie yet. I don’t know if I can handle the violence in it; but in another sense, the violence is probably minor when compared to what Christ truly suffered. Whenever I think of what was done to Jesus-in essence, what I did to Jesus, it fills me with a myriad of emotions-
Love, Remorse, Wonder…

Love-His sacrifice for me-for all of us-was great. He suffered, not only physical pain, but the weight of the sins of the world. Did He think of me as He hung on the tree?

Remorse-I sin and fall short of the glory of God. I am unworthy of His favor. The wages for my sin is death. Yet, it is not of my own merit that I am saved from my sin. It is by grace, and only through faith, that I have been forgiven.

Wonder-Christ’s life and death have been the topic of thousands and millions of books,  periodicals and movies, but when it comes right down to it, God’s Word, the Bible,  is all we will ever need.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Nothing else that I can say can even hold a candle to that. There is irrefutable evidence of the events of Christ’s life, death and resurrection; but if you don’t believe, if you don’t make it yours, if you don’t accept His grace through faith, not of yourself, then nothing else matters, nothing else works. Only Christ and Christ Alone.


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