It’s Good Friday, friends, and the good news is that so many years ago, Jesus took our sin upon Himself and allowed Himself to become the sacrificial lamb that paid the debt for our sin. This sacrificial act was foretold in Isaiah:
Yet it was our weaknesses He carried;
It was our sorrows that weighed Him down.
And we thought His troubles were a punishment from God,
A punishment for His own sins!
But He was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole.
He was whipped so we could be healed.
All of us, like sheep, have strayed away.
We have left God’s paths to follow our own.
Yet the LORD laid on Him the sins of us all.
Isaiah 53:4 -6 (NLT)
Because He took on our sin, the gulf between our Holy and Righteous God and us–His sinful people–has been bridged. Take a moment today to do a bridge exercise, not only to strengthen your glutes, hamstrings and core, but also to strengthen your faith as you are reminded of all that Jesus has done for you in order to be the bridge between God and us so that we could be reconciled with our Father.
1. Lie on your back on the floor with your hands by your side, your knees bent, and your feet flat on the floor directly beneath your knees. Your feet should be shoulder width apart. This is your starting position.
2. Pushing through your heels, lift your hips off the floor so that your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your knees. Exhale as you perform this motion. Recite or reflect on Acts 4:12, “There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”
3. Inhale slowly as you slowly lower to your starting position.
Have a blessed day and a blessed Resurrection Day!