Hillsong, in their song “Mighty to Save” sings these words…

Savior he can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save
He is mighty to save
Forever author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave 

As we approach Good Friday and then Easter resurrection, these words and their overall message of promise are so encouraging.  It is very good to remember what Jesus did for you and I and anyone else who confesses with their lips that Jesus is Lord and believes in their hearts that God raised him from the dead that they will be saved (paraphrase Romans 10:9).  And, Hebrews 2:10 tells us that Jesus is the pioneer of salvation.

So, for those who claim Jesus as Lord and Savior, it is incumbent on them to be a living witness to this very reality…especially for those who have yet to know the saving grace of God.  I have known many who avoid Good Friday claiming that it is too brutal. Yet, unless you understand and accept the depth of love God has for all his children made real, in part, in the pain and agony of Good Friday, one cannot fully comprehend fully what salvation really means.

Devotional Thought:  As you look back today and remember what took place over 2000 years ago, I encourage you to see today, tomorrow and the future a little differently.  Ask yourself this question, “Do you really believe with all your heart about Jesus suffering, death and resurrection and, are you counting on it?”

The song by Hillsong, “Mighty to Save” ends this way and provides a bias for action on our part…based on your confession of faith!!

Shine your light and let the whole world see
Were singing for the glory of the risen king Jesus