When Jesus died on the cross, it was not just a death of an individual but the death of every sin. It is not just symbolical but real. Jesus completely took human sin on Himself and gave Himself as the ransom for the sins of the world. Romans 6:10 says, “The death he died, he died to sin once for all.” The sin that separated human being from the creator was defeated on the cross, and the relationship was restored.
Yes, Jesus came in to this world to restore this relationship between God and man; the only way to restore this relationship for Him is to die on the cross. What made God to give His only begotten son to die on the cross? It was Jesus who had the perfect relationship with Father, and He who paved us or showed us the way even for us to partake in this relationship. The relationship which gives eternal life with our Father God, peace on this earth, fruitful and abundant life. Jesus had to sacrifice Himself on the cross to give us back all these blessings that comes from the relationship with God.
And God through Jesus, calls us all in to this relationship with Him. A relationship filled with purpose, meaning and fullness. Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane to the Father God, if He could remove the vessel of suffering. However He yielded to God the Father’s perfect will eventually. The will of God is nothing but that we should enjoy the perfect relationship with Him.
During Good Friday, we remember the suffering, crucifixion and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. It is also the right time to remember how God in Jesus loved us, that He even sacrificed His beloved Son so that we might enjoy the blessed relationship with Him. Yes, He died for sins once for all so that we might be God’s children forever and enjoy the blessed union.