Let’s pause and reconsider what Easter’s all about,
It’s when God’s love was on display and left no room for doubt.
It’s a time to joyously celebrate what our loving God has done
He defeated death, He took our sin, and laid them on His Son.
Jesus consumed our cup of sorrow and His Father’s cup of wrath
The Father filled it to the brim and Jesus drained it on our behalf;
To pay the price our sin required and all the interest to.
For a righteous God can’t wink at sin, and only blood can make us new.
For we all chose Barabbas, instead of God’s own Son,
As idiotic as that may sound, that’s what we had become.
Pilate tried to work it out, we’d call it political expediency
But sin can’t be bargained away, you must take it to the tree.
The Centurion had slaughtered many, and helped nail Him to the beam
But heard His heart, watched Him die, and praised God for what he’d seen.
Or the thief hanging next to Jesus, who could look beyond that day
And saw that He was different, and now with Jesus celebrates.
So to truly encounter Jesus, you must meet Him at the cross,
It’s there you receive the Savior’s love and understand how much it cost.
Sin entered the world through a man, so a man had to pay its price
But that Man had to be perfect, and the cost, His very life!
A new day has finally dawned, now God lives inside His people
We can approach the Father through His Son and His Church is not a steeple.
Like Saul on his way to trouble, was blinded by the light
But Jesus opened his spiritual eyes and Paul got back his sight.
Or the Eunuch heading to Ethiopia, reading but failing to comprehend,
So God sent Philip to him, to help him see and understand.
He’s still speaking to us softly but we have to look to see His face
But once we catch a glimpse of Him, we’ll never be the same.
So this Easter let’s remember, we meet Jesus at the tree,
It’s there we see how much He cares, and loves both you and me!