Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Easter and What it Means, By Megan H.

Easter and What it Means

By Megan H.

I was just thinking the other day how much kids today see Easter as a fun day. With plenty of egg finding and treats from the Easter bunny. But how often do they think of Jesus during that day and what he did for us. When I think of Easter or see Easter coming up on the calender a certain verse pops into my mind:

"For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

What is normally the first thing you think of? When you think of Jesus' Crucifixion and Resurrection, Think of all the things he went through, and why.

Pain, Suffering, and Humiliation: "Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him,saying, Hail, King of the Jews. And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him." Matthew 27:27-31

Death: "Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost." Matthew 27:50

All for what? Us! What did we do to deserve such great mercy? Nothing. That, is our Lord! He sovereign, loving, graceful, kind, holy, powerful, but above all He is merciful. He came to this earth for one thing. To die for us, to take our sins for us. Because the blood of sheep, goats, bulls, etc. was not enough. And when He died the significance of the veil taring(And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from top to bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; Matthew 27:51) was that burnt offerings were no longer needed. The blood of Jesus Christ was enough. When He died He had finished his job on the earth.

"When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost." John 19:30

When you think of Easter I hope this is what comes to mind.

"And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life." 1 John 2:25


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