Happy Weekend? really....
you know it has been really bothering me when I decide to blog about something, so here goes!
Browsing through Facebook today I came to a sad and frustrating conclusion...why are people who know nothing about what Easter really is, celebrating?
It is a Christian celebration, yet everyone and their brother take it as "a long weekend" "no work for 4 days" "family dinners" "chocolate eggs and hunts" and "watching for a bunny that lays eggs"
Why are you celebrating something you refuse to acknowlege? or are too ignorant about know what it is even all about?
Why are you even celebrating Easter when you do not even know why we have it?
What is the point? Just another time for family to get together to eat? Have a long weekend?
JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THIS SEASON!!!!
Jesus died on the cross for YOU, yes YOU!
He was arrested and charged for something He never did for YOU, he was flogged (whipped and beaten beyond recognition) for YOU. His flesh was torn and hanging for YOU, His blood poured out on the streets of Jerusalem for YOU!
He had a crown of thorns thrust on His head for YOU, he was spat on and mocked for YOU, He was thinking of YOU the entire time.He carried the cross through the city for YOU and up the hill to be crucified for YOU, He willingly laid down on the cross for YOU, He willingly laid his arms out to receive the nails for YOU, He placed His feet down to receive the nails for YOU.
They gambled over His clothes and mocked Him as He took His last breaths for YOU, and then He asked His father to forgive YOU....JESUS DIED FOR YOU!
But then He did something no one has ever done, He took the keys to hell from Satan, He made the way for us to be with Him forever, He has vicotory over death...oh death where is your sting now!!!
Jesus made the way where there was no way, we have eternal life in Him and through Him, and all we have to do is simply believe and ask Him to come into our lives.
That is what Easter is all about!