Remembering Jesus’ Sacrifice
Its Easter weekend, that time every year that we reflect and celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus. It’s a time of rejoicing for Pastors and Priests as they see the seats and pews of the churches fill to near capacity. Many tears will flow as we envision the beating and the crucifixion of our Lord, but why do we reflect on the most talked about event in history only once a year?
As Christians, I think we avoid the topic because it reflects badly on our human nature. When in the midst of other believers, we talk about our faith openly and without reservation. But in the midst of the world we try to hide the light that shines within us. It’s almost the same as the disciples during the last supper. They were certain of their faith when they spoke with Jesus. Yet in the middle of Judas’s betrayal and the arrest of Jesus, they fled in fear. Peter even went on to deny his relationship with Jesus three times.
We must understand that God is our creator and that He loved us enough to give the one thing that no humanly father would be willing to give, His only son as a sacrifice to save us from our fallen nature. It was in this one act that we can receive the healing of our bodies and the forgiveness of our sins. It is in this new covenant that we share with God, the gift of unconditional love is what this world needs so desperately.
Like Peter, we must acknowledge our weakness and step out in boldness and courage to be the hands and feet of God who created us and Jesus who sacrificed for us. We mustn’t shy away from our faith but embrace it, express it and live it. Living our lives as a representation of how good God is, that’s when we’ll impact the world and draw in the lost. Then they’ll find the peace that the disciples experienced when, after his death, they saw Jesus once again and knew with certainty that He was the real Messiah. Happy Easter and may God Bless and keep you strong in your faith and abundant in your life.
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