This devotional series will cover the days leading up to Easter Sunday. There will be scripture reading each day, along with a devotional, and a song to worship and reflect on as we remember the three most important days in history.
“Then bursting forth in Glorious Day, up from the grave He rose again. And as He stands in Victory, sin’s curse has lost its grip on me. For I am His and He is mine bought with the precious blood of Christ.“
Friends today we remember the greatest moment in the history of the world. Of all the stories the cultivate the Bible this one tops it all, because this is the one that made all the others possible. Jesus’s birth was definitely a day of celebration and of great impact, but His death, and now RESURRECTION, is the ultimate Superbowl, National Championship, and Olympic Victory. Not only did Jesus die, but He rose to conquer death. He trampled over Satan, crushing his head to triumph over the world.
Jesus suffered a gruesome death, but His suffering was for the greatest cause the world will ever see. He died the death that you and I deserve so that we may have eternal life with him. Because of Jesus there is no fear in death! Because death is not the end when you are a child of the One True God. His sacrifice and blood covered the sins of us all so that we can dwell forever in His presence.
Romans 3:22-26 says, “For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.”
C.S. Lewis stated, “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become the sons of God.” I think that is a pretty humbling statement, but again Jesus’s death and resurrection is, in my opinion, the ultimate picture of how much God cares for you. If God did not care about every trial you faced, every dark circumstance you found yourself, and the suffering we endure in this life He would have never sent His own Son to die in our place. It is just an impossible concept. We will never be able to fully comprehend His love and the power of His sacrifice in this life on earth. But, one day we will and I believe it will break us to our knees.
Hosanna, Hosanna! He came, He died, He rose, and one day He is coming again and oh what a glorious day that will be!
“No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand”
Today’s worship song is by Kristian Stanfill: In Christ Alone