While Christ’s Sacrifice for us should be pondered daily, Resurrection Day (Easter), should be celebrated as that Particular Turning Point in Earth’s history!
Since our Lord asked us to “remember Him” and this event, Easter Day is the calendar reminder of how the Father fulfilled the Mosaic Law (Matthew 5:17) making His Son OUR “sin offering”: JESUS, The One and Only Savior.
Let us show Him our deepest gratitude.
This whole week we will be walking through the steps Jesus took which led to the Cross…and ultimate Resurrection. Please, journey with us as we seek to draw deeper in fellowship with our Lord.
It is actually 8 days, beginning on Palm Sunday and concluding dramatically on Resurrection Sunday (Easter).
Jesus died willingly, but, because He was also human, it was NOT effortlessly. (Mark 10:45; John 10:18).
Matthew also records that He told His disciples on at least three occasions that He must go to Jerusalem to die on the Cross. (This was what He came down to earth to accomplish.) His mission: LIVE TO DIE as the sacrifice for our sins.
Serious reflecting on Easter is not just remembering Jesus’ death and payment for our sins, but that His Resurrection Validated His VICTORY OVER sin and death. Jesus was crucified, died, and was buried and then He arose…BACK TO LIFE!
This proved that He is Who He said He was, and that He accomplished what He came here to accomplish - “He is able.”
So, as we study the scripture here we see Jesus Christ is fully God, and fully human (man); He is our only Savior (John 14:6).
Being raised from the dead is the testimony from Him that we can trust in Him, His sacrifice for our sins and that receive our new life in Him. His resurrection also demonstrates that His promise to resurrect us one day will come true. Jesus said, “Because I live, you also will live” (John 14:19).