As we approach Palm Sunday we are increasingly aware (ore we should be) of Christ’s impending punishment and death. This death is as a result of anything He did. The death is as a result of what WE did (and still do). What is the result of this death; why did Jesus have to walk that lonely road to Calvary. According to Romans 5:10 he does it so we would be reconciled back to God. His death heals the relationship between us and God. We need to remember that this is the only way reconciliation would or could happen. There is nothing that we could have done to heal the rift between us and God. It took God Himself to come down to us and sacrifice Himself for us.
We often speak of the Good News of the Gospel. This Good News is born and flourishes on Easter Sunday. The Good News is that is that it is Christ alone - there is nothing we can do to earn our salvation. This is Good News; our salvation is not dependent on our own works. We lean on Christ.
As Easter approaches, let us not forget the Good News that comes with it. Don’t try and earn it; live in God’s love for you that is guaranteed in Christ Jesus.