Hi, God’s word for me today is in Lamentations 2:22 which says,
As you summon to a feast day, so you summoned against me terrors on every side. In the day of the LORD’s anger no one escaped or survived; those I cared for and reared, my enemy has destroyed.”
Alright, so this verse is talking about the Lord’s anger on Israel. And it is saying that Israel had terrors on every side and that all of God’s anger was poured out on Israel, also all of the people Israel cared for were destroyed. Not a good situation, being in terror and having God pour out His wrath on you, and seeing your friends suffer. But it was all because of sin.
And that is the same situation that we were in, or that we would be in. You see we were sinners. And we were going to be destroyed by God’s anger because of sin to. And because every human being is a sinner we would have to see our friends suffer to. But why do I keep saying “would” and “were going to” and that kind of thing? The answer is because we didn’t have that happen to us because we have a savior.
And that savior is Jesus. Wait, Jesus as in God (and the son of God), how was He our savior, and why was He our savior? Well yes Jesus was our savior, and He came down from heaven,was born of a virgin and lived perfectly. But He was our savior by dying on the cross for our sins. Jesus came down from heaven and lived as a human being to die for our sins on the cross, that truly is amazing.
And the reason that Jesus came down from heaven to die for our sins is that He loved (and loves) us. Jesus loved us so much that He died for us. For God so loved the world that He died for our sins. It really is true that Jesus, the son of God (and God Himself), was our atoning sacrifice and died on the cross for our sins.
He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for[a] the sins of the whole world. (NIV 1 John 2:2)
Jesus was (and is) our atoning sacrifice, and we can trust in Him. Instead of having all of God’s wrath on us, Jesus took it all on Him, thank you Jesus.
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.