From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (3): Out of darkness into light – the “spacious” place of God’s salvation

Welcome to the third stage of our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: Out of darkness into light – the “spacious” place of God’s salvation.

Psalm 31:1-4

I come to you, Lord, for protection;
    never let me be defeated.
You are a righteous God;
    save me, I pray!
Hear me! Save me now!
Be my refuge to protect me;
    my defense to save me.

You are my refuge and defense;
    guide me and lead me as you have promised.
Keep me safe from the trap that has been set for me;
    shelter me from danger.

Good News Translation (GNT)

Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Psalm 31:15-16

I am always in your care;
    save me from my enemies,
    from those who persecute me.
16 Look on your servant with kindness;
    save me in your constant love.

Good News Translation (GNT)

Watch out for the next stage of our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: Out of darkness  into light – Create in me, a clean heart, O God.

‘Into Thy hand, I commit my spirit’ (Psalm 31:5). These words were spoken by Christ as, in death, He gave Himself for our sins (Luke 23:46).For Christ, there was suffering – ‘I am the scorn of all my adversaries’ (Psalm 31:11). His suffering was followed by rejoicing, the joy of the resurrection – ‘I will be glad and rejoice in Your love, for You saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul. You have not handed me over to the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place’ (Psalm 31:7-8). God answered the prayer of His Son – He brought Him into the ‘spacious place’ of the resurrection, the ‘spacious place’ which is, for us, ‘eternal salvation’ (Hebrews 5:7-9). We look to the crucified Christ and we say, ‘Praise be to the Lord, for He showed His wonderful love to me’ (Psalm 31:21). In the risen Christ, we are ‘strong and our hearts take courage’ (Psalm 31:24).

Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

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