It is Easter time again. The media's view of Easter over the years has downplayed the power of the cross. As believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we know that Easter is the time to celebrate his death, burial and resurrection.
Let us not take it lightly what he has done on the cross over 2000 years ago. He came in the flesh and walked as an example for you and me. He was in every way human as we are. He was tempted just as we are daily; by the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life, but he did not sin. He, who knew no sin, became sin for us. He became the ultimate sacrifice for a people that despised and rejected Him. It was through the blood that Jesus shed on the cross at Calvary that we have access to eternal life.
So as you celebrate with family and gather together to worship, take time to reflect on the real meaning of Easter.
Take his sacrifice on the cross personally. He paid the price for our freedom.
Father, I take this moment to thank you for loving us so much that you endured the nails, the thorns, the beatings, just so we can be free. Thank you for your blood that was shed to wash us free from sin and guilt. Thank you for redeeming us from a life of sin and death. You didn't have to do it, but because of your love for us you did. I pray that each and every day we will live in a manner that brings glory to your name and draws others unto you.
Additional Resource: Jesus' Lament from the Cross
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