Unimaginable brutality, what man can do to man.
I can barely think of the brutal torture Jesus endured–the humiliation, degradation, beating, and those nails…. All, said, to pale in comparison to his anguish from bearing the weight of man's sin–my sin–as he hung willingly on that cross over 2000 years ago.
His sacrifice cost him everything, and in his spilled blood he gave everything–love, justice, grace, mercy, and forgiveness, and he made a way for man's redemption and reconciled relationship to God.
In his resurrection, Jesus punched death in the face and said, "I don't think so."
That's a King I wanna follow.
And that gives me hope and a reason to dance….
(Stick with the second video…happiest, biggest flash mob evah! Thanks to John Piper for sharing it.)
Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?"
~ 1 Corinthians 15:55
Happy Easter to you and your family. xo