Happy Easter week! What a joyful reminder of Jesus great sacrifice and promise fulfilled just for us. His love is incomparable and matchless. Just yesterday, I was watching one of my favorite films ever, The Passion of the Christ. I am wrecked every time, it’s almost unbearable to witness the torture of my best friend. Being the very visual person I am, my heart is captivated in a way like no other and makes what He did so real.
When I want to give up on my challenging journey, I’m reminded of what Jesus did for His father. He also wanted to give up. He cried out, “Father, if it’s your will then take this burden from me. Yet, not my will but yours be done.” He was willing and obedient every step of the way, when He could of quit in any moment. Where would we be if Jesus threw in the towel? He chose us even knowing that many would not choose Him. If He left the grave, so will I.
He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, by his wounds we are healed. We have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” – Isaiah 53
He came through on His promise to come back after 3 days and make all things new. Many doubted, many walked away, even His disciples could not understand. He was the God of His promise then and He still is today. He watches over every word He speaks to perform it.
Let us live victoriously and without defeat knowing that same resurrection spirit lives in us. May we also reflect this week with overwhelming gratitude for His great sacrifice and hope in the God that still lives and keeps His word. Easter is not to focus on bunnies, eggs or candy but Jesus, the one who rose from the tomb and still brings the dead to life.