|Posted on April 10, 2017 at 6:50 AM|
Easter approaches on swift wings of time; and as we celebrate this beautiful season, prayers of love and thanksgiving are offered to Jesus, the Son of God, who gave up His divine heritage to become fully human. Why would He do this? He knew His end before He began living this choice, and it meant separation from His Father and a painful death. So why?
There is but one reason: God’s love for us required the sacrifice to atone for original man’s treason against God Almighty. Without divine atonement, man could never go to heaven to be with God for all eternity. The sin would exempt him from ever being close to God. That was the enemy’s evil scheme to ruin God’s creation plans for mankind.
But Love in His heart compelled Jesus to choose to save us. Soon we will celebrate God’s magnificent love and power that redeemed us. We repent for our sins that painfully scarred Jesus flesh and put Him on the cross to die. Then Easter morning we will rejoice at His resurrection! We have been redeemed!
My friends, let us prepare our hearts by meditating on the immense love that God has shone us. Father sent His Son to be beaten and crucified to fulfill the legal obligation of the debt of mankind's sin. He loves us enough to suffer excruciating pain so that we could be with Him for all eternity. Now our choice to accept this wondrous gift opens the door to eternity for us.
Choose to accept Jesus' gift and enjoy an eternity of knowing God from then on, never being separated from Him!