What a glorious day! As we get ready to go to Church and hear the resurrection message my prayer is that we will all take time to reflect on the true meaning of Easter.
Luke 24: 1-8 (NIV) On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: “The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.” Then they remembered his words.
Luke 24:46-47 (NIV) He told them, “This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations…”
To think that Jesus would lay down his life, for a sinner like me. For God the Father to sacrifice the life of his one and only Son shows how deep the Father’s love for us is.