....compared to Calvary
This picture is the earliest memory I have of Jesus. I don't remember much of my childhood but I do remember this painting hanging in our church fellowship hall in Crystal Lake, IL when I was young (probably 3-4).
Jesus died for you and for me. To set us free from a life of sin and to invite us into His holy paradise. The son of God, He is the sacrificial lamb whose blood was shed for the greater good of the world. Tonight we are going to a Good Friday Experience at our church and I pray that the Lord opens up my mind, my heart, my eyes and ears so I can full immerse myself in the meaning and seriousness of today. I pray that you all can reflect as well. It's hard to fathom a man being crucified for me. It seems unbelievable. But so real.
"When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!” Matthew 27:54
(Gateway Church, Austin, TX)
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter...and truly remember the reason for the holiday. It's more than colored eggs and cute bunny cupcakes from Pinterest (but hey those are fun too!). God Bless friends.