“…‭the governor answered and said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” They said, “Barabbas!” Pilate said to them, “What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said to him, “Let Him be crucified…” Matthew 27:21-22 ( NKJV)

Sometimes, people wonder why we are excited about the Gospel of Christ. As a matter of fact, some people look at us and think that we are religious fanatics because of how we go about our Christian faith, but that is not what this excitement is about. It’s way beyond fanaticism. It’s the understanding of what Jesus did for us on the cross of Calvary that makes us so excited. 

Before Jesus Christ paid the ultimate price, it’s important to understand that though we were alive, we were dead. Yes, you heard me right. We were alive to men but dead to God. It means we were separated from God and if we were to die in this state, we would not go back to God or be with Him in eternity. Instead, we would go to hell which will finally be cast into the lake of fire, for it is written “…‭death and the world of the dead were thrown into the lake of fire. (This lake of fire is the second death.) Revelation 20:14 (GNT‬). Did you see that? 

However, our Lord Jesus Christ came and changed the narrative through His finished work. The death that was meant for us was taken by Him and the life that belonged to Him was given to us. So, instead of dying, we were chosen to live; and this life is beyond the physical. It is a life that guarantees eternity with God even after our time on this earth. Therefore, I encourage you to keep up the excitement. Celebrate this wonderful gift from Jesus, now and all the days of your life, knowing very well, that when you are done with this world, you are indeed going back to God to spend eternity with Him because you were chosen to live. Hallelujah!


The death that was meant for us was chosen by Him and the life that was meant for Him!


Gracious and everliving Father, I am grateful for your love and kindness. I thank you for sending your son to take my place, I am grateful for choosing me to live, and nothing in this world shall change that in Jesus name. Amen!

Categories: March 2024


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