It’s the day after Easter, so most likely we will all go back to our regular routines in life. School, work, hanging out with friends, chores, and whatever else may fill our days. However, it’s my hope and prayer that none of us ever forget about why we celebrate Easter each year. That we remember every day what God has done for us.
For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. — Romans 5:6-8
I want us to remember, even now that Easter has past, that Jesus died as a perfect sacrifice, took on our sins, and paid the price that we could never pay ourselves. But He didn’t just die. On the third day, He rose from the dead, proving that He is who He had claimed to be. He is the Messiah and the Son of God. The very One that the Old Testament prophesied about (Isaiah 53).
By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. — 1 John 4:9-10
Never forget the perfect love that He demonstrated for us on the cross, and the love and mercy He continues to show us every day.
“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” — Galatians 2:20
Your sister in Christ,