Hello everyone! How is your week going so far? Mine is going well. I’m have fun and the weather is pretty nice. Today I wanted to talk about/explain Easter, the day death died! I just wanted to walk through the whole easter story and explain Jesus’ reason and why He did this for us.
This whole Easter story all started with the first people, Adam and Eve. When Eve ate that fruit and committed the 1st sin, the underlying knowledge was that there needed to be a way to save the world from their sin. Because of humanity’s turning away from God, there needed to be an atonement for sin. It is interesting to see God’s response to this 1st sin. The Lord over the whole world, instead of getting angry and just killing off His creation and saying, ‘I can start over with something better’, He instead called to Adam and Eve, “Where are you?” Then He gave them a covering, killing a lamb, the 1st sacrifice. From then on until Someone came, sacrifices would be having to die, to shed their blood to cover sins.
The Lord came to earth as a baby and He grew up in this world. On Palm Sunday, Jesus came into Jerusalem. On the night before He was going to die, He went with His disciples into the upper room and had the last supper with them. He tried to tell them what was going to happen, that one of them was going to betray Him and that He was going to die, but they didn’t understand. He then went to the Garden of Gethsemane and prayed to God, His Father. His prayer is so amazing. He says, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.” (Luke 22:42) He asks God to take this cup, this upcoming trial from Him, but then He says ‘yet not My will, but Yours be done’ Jesus was willing to give Himself up for us.
Jesus was then captured by a mob, put on several trials, disowned by Peter His disciple, and then brought before Caesar and the Jewish people. These were the same people who were praising Jesus when Jesus was coming into town on Palm Sunday, but now they weren’t praising Him. They shouted, “Crucify Him; crucify Him!!!” Caesar beat Jesus hoping that the people, seeing Jesus beaten, would calm down but this wasn’t the case. The people still shouted, “Crucify Him!!” Jesus was then made to carry His cross up to the top of the hill and He was put on it. We need to remember that Jesus could have at any time called on all His angles to help Him and take Him out of this misery but He didn’t. He bore the misery, the pain, the humiliation, the death so we wouldn’t have to because He loved us.
Black Friday was the darkest time on earth. The earth shuddered; the tombs were opened; the curtain of the temple tore; the sun stopped shining; Heaven looked away-evil seemed to have won.
Jesus was forsaken for the world. Forsaken by His people the Jews, forsaken by His best friends the disciples, forsaken by the world that we was trying to save and forsaken by His own Father. But He did that so we wouldn’t have to, to take away our sins.
But off course, we know that the story does not end there. We serve a living God!!!Jesus had victory over the grave, over death, over Satan and He rose again!!!
“Greater love has no man than this to give his life for his brother.” John 15:13. That is exactly what Christ did for us, showed His great love for us, even when we didn’t accept it or know it. He decided to go through the torture of the whip, the painful death on the cross, the humiliation of wearing no clothes and having the people spit on Him, the pain of God turning His face away from Jesus because of His great love for us. He was willing to give Himself up so we could live. He loved us so much that He gave His live for us. Think about that. He gave His life for you. Even if you were the only person in the whole world, He still would have done it for you. That is the great love of our God!
I hope that this Easter you willing find hope and be able to experience the great love of our God! It is so amazing, this sacrifice and the gift He offers to us! 🙂 Have a wonderful Wednesday ya’ll!