Jesus was crucified at 9:00 am and suffered for our sins on the cross until 3:00 pm on a Friday in April. During this time in 31 A.D. the sins of mankind were placed upon the messiah who bore the wrath of God in our place. God satisfied His own law by offering up His beloved Son Jesus to die as our substitute. From that point forward the entire universe has been singing ““Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”(Revelation 5:11, NIV).
As we celebrate the empty tomb of Christ this Sunday, let us remember that without the cross there would be no resurrection. Without the blood there would be no salvation for mankind.
Stephen Beagles (2020)