• Cindy

Remember Me

This Easter many of us will not be able to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ with our loved ones and church family. That doesn't mean we can't still remember Him and how He died for us. We can still celebrate and honor Him even if we are totally alone. In fact, this is probably the best way to worship Him since His dying was personal for each and every one of us. Remember too, that on the day He died, He experienced loneliness for the first time. God cannot be in the presence of sin and therefore, when Jesus took all of our sins upon Him, God had to turn His back on Jesus. This is the reason Jesus asked God why He had forsaken him as he died on the cross. I don't believe Jesus expected to feel the pain of abandonment and loneliness like he did at that time.

When Christ died, He did it for all of us. He knows each of us individually and we may fail to remember that. When He died, I believe He saw each and every one of us, not just a group of people. I believe he saw us all as individuals. God is Jesus and God can do what man can't. We cannot comprehend all that God is capable of. Some may think because God is Jesus, Jesus didn't feel the pain but He did. He not only experienced physical pain but he experienced emotional pain too.

When you take time to celebrate this Easter, take time to really remember Him and remember not just His suffering but the reason He suffered for us. Yes, He suffered and died to cover our sins but more than that, He chose to go through the torment because He loves us. What greater love is there than this?

and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” (1 Corinthians 11:24-25)

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