So, it was Easter again and before I hand out Easter eggs to my grandchildren, I always ask them what Easter is all about. I take every opportunity to share Jesus with them. This particular year I asked them ‘Who was that Man on the Cross?’
‘Jesus!’ they all answered as they all sat on the floor waiting patiently for their Easter eggs.
‘Yes,’ I replied, ‘And Who is Jesus?’
They all thought about it for a moment, and then one answered ‘the baby in the manger?’ Silence again, I could see their little minds trying to work it out when suddenly my 7-year-old granddaughter excitedly yelled out ‘God on the cross!’
Wow! What a revelation! I thought about it later that night when they were all gone and all was quiet. I wondered, was that really a 7-year-old speaking or was the Holy Spirit speaking to all of us adults who were standing around listening?
Yes, Jesus was God on the cross! The creator of all things on the cross! Why? Out of His love for you and me, a love that we could never fully understand! So deep, so strong. Ephesians 3:18-19 says…
“And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully…”
Have a read of John 1:1-14 Vs. 1 says… “In the beginning, the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
Jesus is the Word of God. He came to earth as a man in a human body, to set us free from the enemy, Satan’s lordship over us. He came to rescue us from the Kingdom of darkness and bring us into the Kingdom of light. (Colossians 1:13) We no longer are under the enemy’s rule because Jesus defeated our enemy on the cross. (Colossians 2:14-15) And He did it by shedding His BLOOD on the Cross of Calvary.
He came to heal us in every way, spiritually, physically, emotionally etc. Total restoration of spirit, body and soul, restoration of our relationship with God.
Psalm 107:20 says “He sent His Word and healed them…”
Jesus, the Word of God came to heal us completely but this information is of no use to us until we make Him our Lord and Saviour!
Have a think about what Easter is really about as we drew closer to Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. Share with your children and grandchildren, tell them the truth, it’s not about easter eggs and hot cross buns etc., although they are yummy to share, but about Jesus, ‘God on the Cross’!
‘My Lord and my God! Thomas exclaimed.” (John 20:28)
More Scriptures: 1 Peter 2:24, 1:18-19, 1 Corinthians 7:21-24, 2 Corinthians 4:3-4, Hebrews 1:1-3, Colossians 1:13-20 and Colossians 2:14-15, John 19:17-19, Luke 23:26, Galatians 5:1, 6:14, 3:13-14 & Matthew 16:15-16.
God bless you all and have a great week!