There is a special story from Exodus 12 to John 14 that rings of bitter joy.
A spotless lam whose blood was shed that sin could not destroy.
Matthew 26 shares the secret of the price that would have to be paid.
For the only way to freedom was through forgiveness as Jesus prayed.
The sacrifice of the first lam was eaten and sprinkled on the door.
The final offering of John 19:30 is the one that lasts forever more.
God loved the world so much that He gave us John 3:16.
He even gave his Sinless Son to die for the sinners to be set free.
The bitterness was over when the stone was rolled away.
All that remains is an empty tomb and a promise for us today.
The sadness is for the sinner who has chosen not to believe.
But greater joy is John 16:23 for those who choose to receive.
Let all who hear these words in light of resurrection day.
Receive the gift of John 14 in their hearts as they humbly pray.