In the past week I have read the Easter story out of all 4 Gospels, Psalm 22, Isaiah 53, and Zechariah 12:10.
I also read Isaiah chapter 60 for BSF.
I thought about writing a piece for Easter, but could not come up with any ideas, even after praying about it.
Then I realized that not even the most gifted writer, could out do the greatest story that there is, and that is the story of Jesus' death, burial and resurrection. My prayer is that you have given thought to what Easter means to you personally. Maybe this weekend you have read from at least 1 of the Gospel accounts of the crucifixion of Jesus, His burial, and His resurrection. But, the most important question that you will ever answer is who is Jesus to you? Was he just a man, a very good man? Maybe a prophet, or teacher? Maybe he is only a historical figure to you? Jesus asked the disciples this question, "Who do you say that I am? Simon Peter replied, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Matthew 16:15-16 ESV
Jesus is my Redeemer, Savior, Mediator, Teacher, The Guarantor of a Better Covenant, my Immanuel, Creator, Friend, Confidant, Name Above All Names, The Perfect Sinless Lamb, He is the I AM, The Great Physician, and He is my Lord God Almighty.
"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
Philippians 2:5-11 ESV