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Christ’s sacrifice at Calvary was the greatest event in the history of mankind. What other man do you know that has given himself for an entire human population? A man who sacrificed himself for the people in the past, present, and future. We are inherently destined to eternal separation from God because of our sinful and disobedient nature. There are no deeds that we could accomplish that will purchase a ticket out of our destiny. However, because God so loved the world, He gave His only Son as a price so that you and I could be free (John 3:16). Upon accepting and believing, in faith, that Jesus Christ paid the price, you have freedom from that separation. What does His sacrifice mean to you? How has it changed your life? Do you take his death for granted? Have we been so spoiled with His grace that we don’t even know the cost of being a follower of Christ? Are we so wrapped up in our daily lives that we haven’t taken time to show God gratitude for this great sacrifice?
Many professing Christians will go all year without thinking about the sacrifice of Jesus until Easter comes around. The Easter holiday is the one day that has been separated for remembering this life-changing event. Some will go as far as to only attend Church on Easter and Christmas because these two days are the established days to remember Christ. Even if you do attend Church Service every Sunday, are you talking about His sacrifice as the primary focus? In the back of our minds, sermons focused on the death, burial, and resurrection outside of the Easter season feel somewhat awkward. Although there is no issue in preaching these subjects on their established Sundays, the heart of the matter is that waiting for those days to come around is the problem. We are accustomed to wearing new Easter outfits. We look forward to the annual egg hunt after service. We expect all Church established Easter activities and if these items are not checked off, everything feels inadequate.
Remember His Love Everyday
The death, burial, and resurrection of Christ should be remembered every day. There isn’t one established day to recognize this selfless act of love. The origins of Easter never did pertain to the events at Calvary. If we want to recognize a specific day as the day of His death, it should be on the day it happened, Passover. You can read more on this in my article “Choose Ye This Day – Easter or Passover“. The sacrifice of Jesus is the Gospel of God to the world. This event is the foundation of our salvation which should be the highest priority in our minds. When we wake up, we should thank the Father for the mercy He had towards our sinful hearts. We should continually thank the Lord for giving His Son, Jesus Christ, to reconcile the world back to Himself (2 Corinthians 5:19). God gave his own blood through His Son for the remissions of our sin (Acts 20:28).
He paid your penalty on the cross so you can be free from eternal separation. Our payment back to Him is our lives in service. Not only did Jesus Pay your price but He is offering a free gift as well. He offers eternal life in Him if you will believe with your whole heart (Acts 8:36-37). Never forget the greatest gift God will ever give you and me, which is Himself.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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