My Easter

“When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins,having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.” [Colossians 2:13-15 NIV]

Photo by Chris Cummings

Photo by Chris Cummings

What is Easter to you? Is it a time of visits from the Easter Bunny, delivering enough chocolate to last a year? Or is it a time of family gathering together and celebrating life?

There is nothing wrong with these things, but for me Easter goes way deeper than that. For me Easter is about my Lord and my God — Jesus Christ, who came to earth to bring a new way of living. He took the place of the passover lamb, forever redeeming us from our sin. He delivered us from sickness and oppression. He set us free in the fullest meaning of the word. And he gave us keys to live by and tools to equip us in navigating this journey of life that is not always simple or easy.

For that, I give Him my whole life.

And so, this weekend coming, first and foremost in my mind will be that journey Jesus took to the cross, the sacrifice He made for me.  I hope that you, too, can find new life in Him. I pray His blessings upon you this Easter.

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Published in: on 26th March, 2013 at 7:53 pm  Leave a Comment  
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