Blog 108 for 4-13-2019
When I think of the Easter Season, I fall in love all over again, as I visualize my Lord, Suffering for me, and all others. 1. Suffering as He prayed in the Garden; 2. Suffering as He was betrayed by Judas; 3. Suffering as He was led away to Caiaphas, the high priest; 4. Suffering as they accused Him of blasphemy; 5. Suffering as they spit in His face and buffeted Him; 6. Suffering as they smote Him with the palms of their hands; 7. Suffering as Peter denied Him thrice; 8. Suffering as they bound Him and led Him away, delivering Him to Pontius Pilate, the governor; 9. Suffering from the accusations of the chief priests and elders; 10. Suffering from the crowd calling for crucifixion; 11. Suffering from the scourging, the stripping, the scarlet robe, the crown of thorns, the reed in His right hand, the mocking, the spit, the hit; 12. Suffering from His crucifixion; 13. Suffering in His death. I am overcome at this amazing love, the price He paid for my and your salvation. This love woes me. I can’t help but love and serve Him. The words of Bill Gaither are appropriate here. “I keep falling in love with Him, over and over again…”
When I think of the Easter Season, I rejoice with exceeding great joy at our Lord’s resurrection. The grave could not hold Him. He rose triumphantly. I, too (and you, too), will rise from our deathbeds on one of God’s days.
When I think of the Easter Season, I see our lives mirroring His; a life born, growing, living for the Lord, suffering, dying, and then, in God’s own time, living again, BECAUSE of His resurrection. The grave won’t hold me either, in God’s great “Gettin’ Up Morning.” “We’re marching to Zion, beautiful, beautiful Zion. We’re marching upward to Zion, the beautiful city of God.” Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus! “I could never, never out love the Lord.”