The words to an old, old hymn came to my mind on this Good Friday:
“JESUS PAID IT ALL”
Jesus paid it all. All to Him I owe.
Sin had left a crimson stain.
He washed it white as snow.
Elvina M. Hall (1865)
“When He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness–by whose stripes you were healed.” –1 Peter 2:23-24 (NKJV)
The Apostle Paul gave instructions regarding how the Lord’s Supper was to be carried out in the Church. His statement can be summed up best with one word. I would like to send that simple admonition out to all who read this today:
23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread;
24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes. –1 Corinthians 11:26 (NKJV)