This evening we read the Treasury of Daily Prayer as usual this evening right before bed time. The New Testament reading was Mark 14:12-31, the Passover, Institution of the Lord’s Supper, and Jesus foretelling Peter’s denial.
The older twin: Why did Jesus have to die on a cross?
“So God the Father wanted to kill the Son.” Yes.
“What kind of Father would kill His Son?”
Good question. The kind of Father that wants more sons and daughters. Without Christ on a cross nobody would be adopted as a child of God. The death of Christ pays for our sins and for our sinfulness. Remember also that Jesus didn’t stay dead, so now God the Father not only has His Son back, he’s got sons and daughters all over. He gives us the faith that believes that Jesus died and rose again for our eternal salvation. He sustains that believing faith when we read the Bible, go to church, and receive the Lord’s Supper.
“That’s a good kind of Father.”