Easter is one of my very favorite holidays; it has been since I was a kid. I was saved on Maundy Thursday in 1986, and I will never be the same - praise God! I remember understanding, even at that young age, the high price of my salvation and being so grateful that Jesus paid it all for me. Easter marks my spiritual birthday, so it is extra special to me. I serve a risen Savior, there is nothing more worthy of celebration!
On Good Friday, our family wore visible reminders that Christ died for us. The perfect lamb was slain to cleanse us of our sins and provide us with a way to join Him in Heaven for all eternity. I pray that the magnitude of his sacrifice is something that we don't ever take lightly.
On Saturday, we had some friends over to play and hunt Easter eggs. We had a great time with our buddies!
How deep the Father's love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure
How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory
Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished
I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom