Remember when we were little and egg hunting was cool? When Easter was synonymous to fancy dresses and Sunday dinner? Honestly, I can’t see pink, blue, and yellow together without thinking of the Easter bunny!
For me, when someone says Easter, these childhood memories are immediately what pop up. Then of course, I think of Jesus and His sacrifice on the cross and the whole Bible story that I hear, not just on Easter, but every week.
I hear it so much, that sometimes I just lose the excitement.
I feel really sad writing this, but it's true! And I know I’m not alone.
I ask myself: Does Jesus’ death still make me cry? Does His resurrection still make our hearts sing and smile? Is salvation still the most beautiful story you’ve ever heard?
Day by day, God is telling me, “Don’t take my Easter for granted. The blood Jesus poured, the tears He wept, the pain He screamed, don’t treat it as common. His sacrifice was a gift.”
One day, I came home from an evangelism conference and decided to write out Jesus’ death and resurrection so I could explain it to others. I had never thought of doing this before and had never thought super, super deeply about salvation. Of course, I had accepted that Jesus died to save us from the consequences of sin and I was grateful for that. But as I sat down for 15 minutes and started sketching out God’s exceeding love, Jesus’ torment on the cross, and God’s beautiful, perfect, gracious plan for MY saving, for the first time, I thought, “This is the most beautiful story I’ve ever heard!” Emotion like never before swept over my heart as I was smitten by the amazing love of my Saviour.
Even though I was saved, from that moment, the story of Easter took on a new meaning, and I gained passion for God’s precious gift of salvation.
Now, I am in no way perfect. Sometimes, Easter still flits through my mind as another holiday instead of as a Holy Day. But when this happens, I remind myself of the beauty of salvation. If you struggle too, I encourage you to not just think or read about Easter, but to write it out, as if you were explaining it to someone else, and allow the beauty of the story to enrapture you. Christians shouldn’t walk around like we don’t have something special! We have the most precious and sacred gifts.
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