As Christians, we celebrated our holiest season of the year this past weekend. Good Friday marked the day of Jesus’ crucifixion, and Sunday His resurrection. It all points to the sacrifice of the perfect Lamb of God (Jesus) to forgive us of our sins. Praise God, victory was won when He conquered death and the grave.
Indeed, God loved the world so much that He gave His only begotten Son as that sacrifice. Whoever believes in Jesus as their sin-bearer will live eternally with Him! That’s what John 3:16 tells us! Check it out here, in 6 languages!
BTW – do you know what “Hallelujah” means? It is a combination of two Hebrew words, “hallelu” and “yah.” Hallelu means “praise you,” and Yah is a shortened version of YHWH (Yahweh), which is the unspeakable Hebrew word for Lord. Thus, “Praise You, Lord!”
The Hebrew word hallel actually means “highest, most joyous praise.” I don’t know about you, but anytime “hallelujah” is sung during worship, my hands seem to automatically lift in praise. Such a worshipful word!