17 Apr For Loves Sake
John 3:17 (NKJV)
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
As we near Easter weekend the first thing that comes to my mind is brutal images of a Roman Crucifixion. I cannot help but think of the tremendous physical, emotional and spiritual suffering that Jesus had to endure. One has to wonder: what good can come out of anything so evil and inhumane?
But God’s specialty is to create beauty out of empty darkness. He brings hope to what is hopeless. He brings life to what was clothed in death. He infuses love into what was once loveless. And that is the story of Easter: Jesus came to make a difference! He came to set right what was wrong with this earth. The story of Easter is not only about Jesus’ death – it is about the life He came to bring! He came for YOU.
He came because He is infinitely and personally interested in every detail of your life. That is the story of Easter. He came because He loves you. Because of Easter you and I can enter into a deep and meaningful loving relationship with the Creator of the Universe: our Heavenly Father.