I can’t believe it’s that time again, Easter! As a Christian, it’s one of the most important days of the year for me.
Our church usually hosts a Passion Play every year. And although we didn’t have one this year during the weeks leading up to Easter I have been running the events of what happened over 2000 years ago in my mind.
Last year I wrote this post about dying for someone you don’t even know. I can’t imagine it. I can’t imagine how many people thought Jesus was crazy. But when you think about it literally instead of like a folk tale it starts to get real. You know those people that stand up for what they believe in and get killed? That’s what Jesus did. And not only did he do it because He believed, He did it for us – for people he would never meet. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around that concept because many of us wouldn’t do that.
But enough of that, today we celebrate the fact that Jesus sacrificed His life for us but the tomb couldn’t contain Him! He rose from the dead! That’s even more crazy! It’s a miracle that changed the history of the world!
So Happy Easter to everyone! Remember the reason why we celebrate each year, the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Even the people that do you wrong? To be honest, I don’t think I would have the courage to die for a stranger or even for the good of mankind. But today, we remember that someone did. Can you imagine dying for someone that talked crap about you behind your back? Someone that isn’t even born yet? Even more, can you imaging dying for an alcoholic, a drug addict, a robber, a murderer? Can you? I can’t. But Jesus did.
He died for people that He would never meet on this Earth.
He died for people that did you wrong.
He died for the forgiveness of the sins hat we committed.
He died for all the sins that we will commit.
He died for us.
Every Good Friday for the past 3 years I can’t help but stop and think about what happened today over 2000 years ago. I used to take today for granted. I can’t help but think about how things could have been different if Jesus just defended Himself or found a way around dying. But that wasn’t God’s plan for His Son. Can we pause to think about that too for a moment?!
Today, Christ died for us so that he could rise again in 3 days. On Easter, we celebrate the reason why we all believe in Jesus Christ. In my opinion, it’s the most important day in a Christian’s life. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. It’s only Friday. Today let’s remember the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus had to pay so that we can believe what we believe.