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Lent Devotional • Day 17

Friday, The Second Week of Lent (Mar. 5)

Narrated by Matt Marty

Jesus Tasted Death

We see him… namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. Hebrews 2:9

Because Jesus tasted death for us, the taste of death is not as bitter for us. By his suffering and death, Jesus defeated our archenemy and became a perfect Savior and was honored with a crown of glory. He defeated death by enduring it—and by rising from the grave. The same path to glory is now open for all who believe in him.

We honor Jesus because he tasted death, draining the cup of suffering, to end its power over us. We still may dread the thought of death, but we now see it as the doorway to eternal life where we will share in his kingdom of glory.

REFLECT: How can you honor Christ for his suffering for you?

PRAY: Lord Jesus, replace my fear of dying with the joy of salvation. Amen.

Devotional content provided by Creative Communications for the Parish.