REFLECTING ON EASTER
As Easter approaches this year, I am compelled to bring up the reason for Easter. As we know, Easter is a celebration of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the grave. A celebration of this victory makes every Easter wonderful!
However, three days prior to that wonderful first Easter Sunday, there was a murder—a murder of an innocent man through the horrible act of crucifixion. This man, of course, was Jesus. As we approach Easter we need to also remember the cross and the debt that Jesus paid for each one of us. It was horrible but it was also necessary. Required by God the Father—Jesus’ sacrifice made all of our wrongs—right with God. Salvation through Jesus is a gift, one that not any of us can earn. A gift that we can only have through belief in Jesus.
So as this Passover and Easter approach please set aside some time for sober reflection. Please reflect on the courage of our savior, Jesus Christ. I love this verse in the book of Hebrews, “For it was fitting that He, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.” (Heb 2:10) Jesus is the founder of our salvation; He paid the price on the cross. He knows our suffering because He suffered greatly.
Thank you Jesus, for the cross! Amen.