Happy Easter everyone!
Easter is a profound day of reflection and gratitude. How can we ever pay back the incomprehensible amount of love and grace Christ has given us? By the sacrifice the humble Christ has made, we are made to know the sins within us. The days leading up to Easter, many Christians have bowed their heads before God to seek forgiveness for their transgressions and sins. We know that it is through Him we are made whole and new again. How truly amazing is it that every day, when we live through Christ and we are given the grace of repentance, we can become anew and start clean again? The people of the world, like Pontius Pilate, may wash their hands in clean water to cleanse themselves of their wrongdoing. However, no amount of water or words can justify our sins. Nothing but the blood of Jesus can cleanse us.
The greatest sin of man is that of conceit. C.S. Lewis once said: “As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.” (Mere Christianity)
The Almighty God who need not have made any sacrifice for our sins and still be entitled to all the services owed to Him, showed His love for us by sending His Son to die for us. How humbling that truth makes us! In 1Peter 1: 3-4, it says: “Praise be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4. and an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.”
I hope that we are not blinded by our conceit; that we are able to see and know how blessed the grace of God is. Not everyone in this world may accept Christ’s love, but for us who have received His grace, never forget His grace. Furthermore, with the blessings we have received, always remember that Christ has lived to also show us how to live. Therefore, let us remember to love our neighbors. It sometimes starts by simply sharing the Gospel.
On a final note, may all our readers have faith, hope, and love!