Easter is for Me
It's Good Friday 2017 today. It's been almost two thousand years since the death of our saviour Jesus Christ, yet His sacrifice is as applicable today as it has ever been. God's power to forgive and bring about new life is just as great. So why do we struggle with accepting the power and purpose of the event that changed the world so many years ago?
I think it's because many of us fail to fully take hold of the death and resurrection of Christ as it applies to our own lives. We fail to feel the weight of our sin being laid on Jesus. We fail to accept His final words that "it is finished." And we fail to see the incredible power of God that brought Jesus back to life.
If we can allow ourselves to fully embrace Good Friday and Easter Monday as powerful, purposeful events that occurred for each of us personally, our lives would wholly be changed.
I wrote this poem a few years ago after experiencing the power of Jesus' sacrifice personally...
Friends, it's time to let go.
Let go of the shame. Let go of the bitterness. Let go of the lies. Let go of your worry.
This Easter, take hold of the cross. Release everything that has been holding you back and fully embrace the gift of forgiveness and new life that Christ died to give you.
Easter is for me. Easter is for YOU.