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Jesus chose to endure the nails in His hands and feet. To endure separation from God, His Father. Then, as He gave up His spirit in death, He cried “It is finished” and became the perfect sacrifice for our sin — our Passover Lamb. His life for ours.
No one takes (my life) from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. ~ John 10:18 NIV
This is what we should remember and ponder first and foremost during Lent. There’s nothing wrong with giving something up for Lent. But perhaps we take it too lightly in things we give up and miss an opportunity to spend extra time pondering what it cost Jesus to save us from our sins.
May the season of Lent bring a renewed appreciation of what Jesus chose to do — for us.
Jesus, I will ponder now
On Your holy passion;
With Your Spirit me endow
For such meditation.
Grant that I in love and faith
May the image cherish
Of Your suffering, pain, and death
That I may not perish.
— Jesus, I Will Ponder Now, verse 1 (Public Domain)