Isaiah 53:3-7 (NIV)
3 He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. 4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. 6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
Easter is not only about finding and collecting Easter eggs!
Easter is not only about sending an Easter greeting card!
Easter is not only about Easter egg chocolate or Bunny Chocolate!
Easter is not only about decorating Easter Eggs!
When we talk about Easter, we talk about Sacrifice!
When we talk about Easter, we talk about Victory!
When we talk about Easter, we talk about Salvation!
When we talk about Easter, we talk about Freedom!
When we talk about Easter, we talk about Celebration!
While kids are enjoying their egg hunt, kids need to be thought the real meaning of Easter.
While you are sending an Easter card to your friends, you and your friends need to be reminded about Christ’s sacrifice, salvation and Victory!
Good Friday is coming soon and will be followed by Easter Sunday.
Time for us to take time to remember about God’s kindness and sacrifice and start to think about what we have done for God so far.
30 “When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” John 19:30 (NIV)
— Happy Easter —
“Oh, to see my name
Written in the wounds,
For through Your suffering I am free.
Death is crushed to death;
Life is mine to live,
Won through Your selfless love.”
“This, the pow’r of the cross:
Son of God-slain for us.
What a love! What a cost!
We stand forgiven at the cross.”
(From the song: The Power of The Cross, Keith Getty)