The taste of death: Between Good Friday and Easter

April 7, 2012 — Leave a comment

Because He suffered death for us,
He is now “crowned with glory and honor.”
Yes, by God’s grace, Jesus tasted death for everyone.

Hebrews 2:9b

This morning I read this verse and thought how appropriate it is for the day between Good Friday and Easter. Because Jesus tasted the bitterness of death and separation from God, we don’t have to. Now we can have the bread of life:

“Take and eat, this is my body.” [Matthew 26:26]

Thanks to what Jesus did, God offers us a sweet and nourishing buffet:

On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare
a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
the best of meats and the finest of wines.

On this mountain He will destroy
the shroud that enfolds all peoples,
the sheet that covers all nations;

He will swallow up death forever.
The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears
from all faces;
He will remove the disgrace of His people
from all the earth.
The LORD has spoken.

In that day they will say,
“Surely this is our God;
we trusted in Him, and He saved us.
This is the LORD, we trusted in Him;
let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.”
[Isaiah 25:6-9]

Amen.

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