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Investing in Easter, The Crucifixion of the King

For some, Easter snuck up on you. It tends to do that to me.

At Christmas, we begin to hear the music and see the decorations in October. It’s almost too long.

But Easter, that’s a different story.

As I contemplated the death and resurrection of my Lord today, I wondered if a generation from now, anyone would know what Easter meant.

I don’t think so.

Easter is the most important event in all of human history.

God became man at Christmas. God died for man on Good Friday. God saved man on the  Easter.

Tomorrow, we’re going to have breakfast with the King, but for today, we’re going to meditate on the cross.

I could talk about prophecies fulfilled, or the forgiveness of Christ, or how His disciples abandoned Jesus that day.

But I think I’d like to stick to just the cross of Christ.

At the beginning of the year, I spent a day by myself in prayer and Bible study. Loud and clear I received the message. “Lift High the Cross.”

The cross of Christ wasn’t just wood and nails and suffering. It was a transaction between God and man. Christ atoned for mans’ rebellion.

I’m not rebellious, you might say.

Yes you are. The Bible says so in Romans 3:23; “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

No matter what we do or don’t do, we aren’t good enough for God.

It’s hard for us to grasp the idea of ultimate authority leading to absolute accountability, especially in America.

In North Korea there’s no problem. In China, everyone understands submission to authority.

But in America, where we have rights, we tend to think we deserve them.

Jesus–God incarnate gave up His rights to redeem us. The cross is about giving up our rights in submission to Christ.


Take a look at this passage:

“Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”             Philippians 2:5-8 (NASB)

That’s humility. That’s love. That’s Jesus.

Come to the cross this Easter. Kneel at the feet of the one who washed His disciples feet. Marvel at His love. Meditate on His grace.

Enjoy one of my favorite Selah songs and we’ll see you for breakfast tomorrow.



What If You Could Get Away With Murder?

Here is my last video blog on Romans 4:13-25

It’s about 8 minutes and points to the cross of Christ. A great place to be, especially around Easter: