The real meaning


What does it mean to you?
Are you one of those people who only goes to church for Easter or Christmas?

When i think about Easter, i get very emotional because i think about what Jesus went thru for us..

He didn't hesitate, he hung on the cross, he was in so much pain- yet he didn't get him self down because if he wanted to he could have stopped this, he didn't HAVE to die for me, he died because he loved me as a sinner, now he loves me still as a christian.

Isaiah 53:5 

But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.

Then i think about Mary his mother-

as a mother myself, i cannot imagine watching your only child hanging there being mocked and criticized, the feeling she must have had to watch him hang there, with each passing second he was closer to dying, the blood ran out of his body, he had nails in his hands and feet, a crown of thorns on his head( i cannot imagine how that must have felt, i have had a splinter in my finger before and that hurt alot but nothing like thorns would feel- yet he did that for ME...

Then i think about how he did it for me-

HE was without sin, yet he went thru this pain and torture because he loved me, no one else loved me or could ever love me the way Jesus does.  NO one could love me like he does, any other human being cannot love me as much as he does. His love spans the world, he loves us all.

He loves the sinner, he loves the murderer, he loves the thief, he loves the kid who disobeys, he loves the reject, he loves the atheist, there is not one person in the world who he don't love.  AT times you may feel that he don't love you anymore, he always loves you, his love isn't based on the mood he is in today or what the weather is like, he LOVES us all so much, there is no way i can say how much he loves us. 

Easter is becoming to commercialized - like everything else, it is now a day to decorate ( not that there is anything wrong), but like Christmas we see how much money we can spend and if we can give more to our kids then what the neighbours kids has.  It isn't about spending money, it is about his death, burial and Resurrection. 

I will buy Easter treats for Brooke and i will likely hide the eggs for her to find but
but i will also take her to church on sunday, she knows how he died for us, but she also knows how he rose again. 

Hope you have a great easter 

Mark 16:2-6

And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him.

check out this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li8aiGtNyZo&feature=player_embedded

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1 comment

  1. I am with you. When I think of Easter it brings tears to my eyes. B/c I'm amazed at the fact that someone could love me so much that he'd die on a cross for me and everyone else. I go to church every sunday unless I'm sick or out of town.

    Even watching some of Casting Crown's videos I cry. B/c it's so touching. Glad I can read you again. I've missed you.

    I found this

    About 2000 years ago, on that Thursday Jesus sat down for his last meal with his closest friends. One turned on him that night (Matthew 26:14-16, 25). Another claimed he would die with Jesus, only to deny he even knew him in the next few hours (Matthew 26:31-35). That Thursday night and into Friday morning, Jesus was betrayed, arrested, denied, endured trials, and sentenced to death (Matthew 26:47-27:26). Friday he was mocked, tortured, and crucified (Matthew 27:27-44). Matthew 27:50 tells us that he “gave up His Spirit”. For every flawed person who would ever walk the earth. Especially you. You who grew up in church. You who have never been to church. You who sit in the pew every week. You who mock the very One who created you. You, the imperfect one.


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