Easter celebrates the resurrection of our living God Jesus Christ, who came into this fallen world to offer us a path to forgiveness and a new life in Him. Christ’s death on the cross is a symbol of love, hope, and redemption for all generations. This Easter, I chose the bible verses below that I think exemplify the meaning of Christ’s death on the cross and his resurrection. I hope that you find them relevant in your walk with Christ.
Christ Died for Sinners
And all the people answered and said “His blood be on us and on our children.” Matthew 27:25 Pilate the roman judge had told the crazed mob gathered demanding Christ’s execution that he did not accept responsibility for Jesus’ death, believing that he was innocent of any crimes. The crowd in their hysteria took full responsibility; they claimed his blood for themselves and for their children. The irony of this verse sends chills down my spine. They were sinful, and unworthy, literally willing to put to death an innocent man, and yet Christ was absolving them of their sins with His blood.
We Can Go to the Father for Forgiveness
In Matthew 27:51-52 we learn of the events at the exact moment of Christ’s death “Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom: and the earth quaked, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised from the grave. “ Before Christ’s death on the cross for our sins not everyone could go before God and seek forgiveness for their sins. A stone veil separated the chamber where priests, who had purified themselves, would go and offer sacrifices on behalf of other’s sins. But, Christ’s death changed everything. The veil has been broken everyone can now go before the Father and seek forgiveness for their sins. Christ has already made the necessary sacrifice.
God Loves Us That’s Why
John 3:16, tells us the meaning behind Jesus’ tremendous sacrifice, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son so that who ever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. God the creator of heaven and earth loves us. He loves us in spite of our sinful natures. He loves us so much that He is willing to die for us. The bible tells us “The wages of sin are death,” Romans 6:23. I thank God that we don’t have to pay the price for our sins, because Jesus, who was without sin, paid the ultimate price. We can have eternal life in him.
We Serve a Faithful & Miraculous God
“He is not here. He is risen! As He said!” Matthew 28:6 God keeps his promises. At Easter we celebrate that God the Father has sent us a Savior, who has conquered sin and triumphed over death. Through Jesus Christ we are forgiven and have hope of eternal life. Amen and Happy Easter!