I can’t believe Easter is here already. Easter…growing up, when I heard that word, my mind would immediately think about wonderful baskets filled with sweet goodies; Peeps, Hershey Kisses, Reese’s and all the good stuff! I would think about the thrilling scavenger hunts we would do with my family, decorating eggs, and of course, the Easter Bunny.
But now a few other things come to my mind first, and these are some of them: An arrival of a long awaited king…His last meal…a rigged trial…a Cross…and finally, an empty tomb. What does it all mean? Why did it all happen? Well, to say it in the most simple, yet profound way; LOVE.
That four letter word: LOVE
Jesus came to this earth, lived a spotless life, endured the pain of our guilt and shame on the cross, died and rose again because he loves us…because he loves YOU.
There is one other thing that has been sticking in my mind this Easter season, and it is found in John 21. This is when Jesus asked Peter one of the most piercing and vulnerable questions of all: Do you love ME?
Easter weekend is when the full extent of God’s love was shown to us, and now will you accept it and love Him back? Whether you are reading this around Easter, or any other day from now on, it is never too late to accept God’s love for you.
In God’s love and grace,