This week I have committed myself to really diving in to the days and hours leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus. Easter is my favorite holiday- I love celebrating the resurrection and all that it means for those of us that have accepted Christ as our Savior and all it can mean for those yet to be saved.
We attended a Seder event put on by Jews for Jesus at our church last week. I was awestruck by the symbolism that points back to Christ. I love learning about traditions and Biblical history. But, the thing that stuck with me the most after attending that event was my youngest son, turning to his dad and I in the car after the ceremony, and saying “Mama, how can Jews NOT believe in Jesus?” I was asking myself the same thing.
Only by knowing Jesus can you truly pass-over from death to eternal life.
Then there are all the lessons we can learn from how Jesus conducted himself during this week in His life. (I will be diving into that later this week)
But, today, the day after Palm Sunday (the day of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem) I want to see Him that way…just for today. Before the world started accusing Him and plotting His death, before He accepted the weight of my sins and bore them on Calvary…I just want to, I need to remember that He is my King, The King and that this deep, sad, story has a happy ending.
I hope that you will join me this week as we uncover the true ugliness of what was done to our Savior, on our behalf. Stick with me through the injustice, the pain and the bitterness- because we know how this story ends.
And that is what we celebrate on Easter Sunday.