As we approach Easter holidays, I think it to be appropriate for us to take a moment and meditate on the significance of what these holy days represent. From Palm Sunday to Good Friday and right through to Easter Sunday, Christianity would have NO credibility if it was not for the impact of these days on the history of mankind.
In short, Jesus died on the cross (Good Friday) for the sins of all humans, and after defeating Satan and death, he rose from the grave on Easter Sunday. Without his RESURRECTION, his claims of divinity and salvation would not be credible. Paul told the church at Corinth, “…if Christ wasn’t raised to life, our message is worthless, and so is your faith.” (I Corinthians 15:14 CEV)
The cross and the resurrection give us the Greatest Story Ever Told as summarised in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (MKJV)
If we BELIEVE the claims of Jesus, and ACCEPT God’s gift to us (John 1:12, 13; Ephesians 2), the Bible promises that we will receive eternal life, and not be forever damned to Hell, separated from God. So the question that confronts us is, “HOW WILL I RESPOND TO THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD?” According to Scripture, my response will determine my eternal destiny. Therefore, this is no trivial or laughing matter.
Let us pray:
Our Heavenly Father
Thank You for sending Your Son
To live, to die and rise again
For the sake of Your glory
For the sake of us sinners
We do not deserve an ounce of Your mercy
Yet You poured bucket-loads on us
We stand in gratitude today
For the costly price You paid
Your BLOOD wash my sin away!!!