Several days have passed, okay weeks, but I must bring it up because I cannot stop thinking about it…
Easter. Oh, what a day!
I am so moved by what the celebration on this day means regarding the validity of Jesus Christ, all He taught and how He lived. And what this means for us who are in Christ Jesus.
He conquered death. He bound the once permanent division between God and man. He perfected the Only way to Heaven, to bring us communion with God, for the possibility of a loving relationship between man and the most Holy and Great God our Creator and Father who rightfully sits on His throne.
and that is only the beginning of it all.
I love thinking on the fact that the curtain in the temple was torn on that Good Friday Jesus was hanged on the cross. Not just ripped, but torn in two from top to bottom.
Think on the rarity of this.
In Hebrews 9 it describes ever so briefly where the curtain was and what it pertained to.
But now there is a way. Created by God for us so that He may be most glorified. And this for our good. None of this was required nor did He need to do such a thing for us, but we needed every little bit of it from Him.
“27 The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus, yet in condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath. 28 Though they found no proper ground for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have him executed. ” ~Acts 13.27-28
” 37 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. 38 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39 And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and[a] saw how he died, he said, ‘Surely this man was the Son[b] of God!'” ~Mark 15.37-39
“29 When they had carried out all that was written about him, they took him down from the tree and laid him in a tomb. 30 But God raised him from the dead, 31 and for many days he was seen by those who had traveled with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. They are now his witnesses to our people… 34 The fact that God raised him from the dead, never to decay, is stated in these words:
“‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.’
35 So it is stated elsewhere:
“‘You will not let your Holy One see decay.’
36 “For when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his fathers and his body decayed. 37 But the one whom God raised from the dead did not see decay. 38 “Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. 39 Through him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the law of Moses.” ~Acts 13.29-31 & 34-39
Even though the Easter countdown is on for the next one coming around I hope this finds you encouraged and overjoyed.
Be quick to remind yourself of it tomorrow. And remind me too.
Everything pales in comparison to this. Everything.
What beautiful Truth :)