Saturday, March 30, 2013

At the Cross

Easter is a time of reflections for many. If you are a believer, this is the season that we look to the cross and reflect on what happened there over 2000 years ago. For others, Easter symbolizes the true beginning of spring - new life, new goals and anticipation of the warm weather on the way. 

For me, Easter is a story of redemption. In the events that occurred during Christ's final days on this earth, He redeemed mankind - He purchased my life. It is a story that is dark and sobering. A story of torture and death. And then, great and marvelous light.

"Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him. 
And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe. They came up to him, saying, 
"Hail, King of the Jews!" and struck him with their hands 
Pilate went out again and said to them, 
"See, I am bringing him out to you that you may know that I find no guilt in him." 
So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, 
"Behold the man!" When the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out, 
"Crucify him, crucify him!"
{John 19:1-6}

This death, this suffering brought salvation to every man. The ultimate sacrifice of love. 
My sweet readers, take this to heart. Be still and truly reflect on the weight of what happened on the cross. We do nothing to earn this great gift, we have only to receive it.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 
{John 3:16}

I am a filthy sinner. I deserve nothing but death. But when Jesus shed his blood, it poured over me and washed me white as snow. That is overwhelming for me. This ultimate display of glorious power was the ultimate gift. But it did not end in death, the story continued three days later. Sunday we celebrate! After his death on the cross, Jesus was buried in the tomb and three days later He rose! He is the almighty. He has conquered death and He has conquered the world. I believe that he lives and He loves us.

Have a blessed Easter weekend!! 

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