Sunday, April 8, 2012

Empty Tomb

This morning was a glorious day!  A day to celebrate the Risen Savior of the World!  There is no other like Him.  None like Jesus.  No one will ever love us as much as He does.

Our youth performed a short drama during the service.  There were scenes from the life of Jesus through crucifixion and the resurrection.  Seeing these things, never fails to bring me to tears. 

Every day, I celebrate and am thankful to Jesus Christ who I worship and adore.  I think of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  I think of His reign in heaven, and of the days that we will sit before His throne.  But, honestly, I do not think of His agony every day.

So today.... I remember how He prayed and sought answers, so deeply troubled that drops of blood ran.  I remember that He was betrayed by men who loved Him and served Him.  Men who walked with Him, and saw Him perform miracles.  I remember the beating - the torn flesh, the blood.  I remember the crown of thorns, it is so much harder to think of, than the crown He now wears!  I remember the sorrow, the thoughts of His mother, losing her son.  I remember the cross, the nails, the pierced side.... I remember.

I think of the tomb that His body was laid in.  The stone rolled closed, the guard.  I think of the angel's message, the stone rolled away, the empty tomb where He had been.  I think of the rejoicing of the women, who saw Jesus resurrected.  I think of the joy... the JOY!  Joy in knowing He is alive.  The Joy in knowing He kept His promises!  The Joy in knowing I serve a risen Savior.

I am humbled that He did it all for me.  Just me.  No one else.  Yet, everyone else.  Just YOU! 

Today, I remember, I celebrate the One who gave His all for me.  Oh how great the love for us He gives.

Happy Easter.  Always remember.  Always be joyful!  Always know He loves you so very much.

Thank you Jesus, for Your sweet and precious sacrifice.  Thank you,  that you loved JUST ME, enough to die on a cross and suffer so much.  I am humbled by your grace.  May I be worthy of your suffering.  May I be worthy of your death.  And may I celebrate in knowing that it was You who provided a way for me.  You are my salvation!  I serve a mighty, risen Savior!  And He knows my name!

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