When you think of Easter what comes to your mind? This is what comes to my mind when I think about it.
I see Jesus’ sacrifice to redeem us from our sins “…He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed” .
As you might imagine, this sacrifice wasn’t easy at all. Why would Christ go through so much in the first place? What is the purpose? I believe the purpose is for us to accept His love and move from darkness to light.To stop living with sin consciousness and start living with God-consciousness .
To stop seeing God as an unapproachable God who keeps records of our shortcomings to seeing God for who He truly is, a Father who wants us to “come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need”
What’s the purpose of someone paying our debts if we will still go around like debtors? Let’s consider this for a minute. Like what’s the point, really? .
Christ was wounded for our transgressions and all we can do is accept His love instead of constantly reminding ourselves of everything wrong with us. The former shows our faith which pleases God so much but the latter shows unbelief and doesn’t glorify Him in anyway.
So as we celebrate Easter, lets remind ourselves of the reason for the season – God’s love for us .
Happy Easter .