The True Meaning of Easter Weekend.

I am amazed every time I hear the life-changing events that took place on the cross. Jesus took the weight of the world, the sins, mistakes, burdens, and all of our junk and took it to the cross. And as He hung there, our separation from God vanished, providing an open door to any who would choose to walk through into eternal life. He came to earth, separating Himself from His splendor in Heaven, to pay the price for our sins.

Too often we fail to realize just how marvelous Christ’s sacrifice for us was. I know from experience as a life-long church member that sometimes salvation seems like it’s an ordinary thing. BUT IT IS SO MUCH MORE. Salvation was bought at a very painful price. It was paid for by Jesus’ death on the cross. And His death was incredibly painful, too painful for us to understand. He also suffered an extraordinary amount of shame and was even willing to come to earth, knowing the destination that awaited Him, just so that you and I could have life and have it to the fullest.

This is the most beautiful picture of true love and sacrifice that has ever taken place. You see, this is not just a story. It wasn’t just written, it actually took place. Our Lord actually descended from His throne on high to become a servant and suffer like a criminal in order to save us.

But it doesn’t stop at the cross. Easter Sunday is approaching, and with it comes the celebration of life. Every single day, especially on Easter, we should be celebrating the Lord’s victory over sin and death. He died on the cross carrying our sin, and conquered the grave, carrying victory over death. And everyone who chooses to follow Him and believe in Him will be saved from an eternity of suffering.

 

So please realize that salvation is not something that should be taken lightly. It is INCREDIBLE and PRICELESS. Good Friday and Easter are incredibly important to every believer. Christ’s death on the cross was the beginning of a new life that can only be found in Him. Good Friday was the beginning of freedom from sin and on Easter, sin and darkness lost their power over death. As he breathed his last breath on the cross and rose again on Easter, the door was opened for everyone who believes in Him to not perish but to have everlasting life (John 3:16). How marvelous and victorious is our God!

 

Remember to thank Him for His victory on the cross and for conquering the grave!

 

Without Jesus’ sacrifice, we would have no hope. So thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! (2 Corinthians 9:15)

 

(Prepare your hearts for Easter: Read Matthew 26-28 to learn more about the beautiful sacrifice Jesus made for us!)

-Rachel (GreaterGaze.com)

 

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