This past Sunday, Pastor Mark Jeske on his Time of Grace broadcast addressed the story of Holy Week through these words as written by the Disciple Peter in Chapter 3 of his first letter, beginning in Verse 18:
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. After being made alive, he went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits—to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at God’s right hand—with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him.
And, two thousand years later … isn’t it wonderful we can rejoice simply because we know the rest of the story? Aren’t you thankful for this saving grace that has been showered on us … with so little asked in return?
We can say Hallelujah and Praise Him . . . because we know He Lives!