”A little while, and you will see Me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see Me.” So some of His disciples said to one another, “What is this that He says to us, “A little while, and you will not see Me, and again a little while, and you will see Me’; and, “because I am going to the Father”? So they were saying, “What does He mean by ‘a little while’? We do not know what He is talking about.” John 16:16-18
Who knew on that bleak and dreary day in Jerusalem as Passover was being celebrated that Jesus Himself was indeed once and for all time the true Passover Lamb?
Who knew that as He carried that cross up the hill to Golgotha that He carried the sins of the world—yours and mine—on His shoulders. Who knew?
Who knew that when He cried out from the cross, “My God, My God, why have your forsaken Me?” that in that moment of time as He became our sin, He suffered the ultimate desolation—separation from the Father who cannot abide sin, as He won the victory over Satan once and for all time.
Who knew that death could not hold Him in the grave as He rose again on the third day as He had promised? The sacrifice of our sinless Lord became the answer for all time. We are free, we are redeemed, and we can stand sinless before a Holy Lord.
Holy Lord, we kneel in awe before You. Words cannot express our gratitude for the love that You have shown us. Yes, Lord, now we know, and the reality is that as we stand before You we are redeemed, the blood of Your Son has bought our atonement—not by our own effort or good deeds. We have Your Holy Spirit living within us. You have not left us alone. Victory is ours. Hallelujah! Amen.