Greetings in Christ!

As we approach the Easter season, there are many things that will cry out for our time and attention. It is important that biblical truth does not get lost in the hustle and bustle of life.

Think with me for a minute about what happened in Jerusalem almost two thousand years ago.

Jesus had spent about three years with His disciples. He had tried to prepare them for His death and resurrection. Unfortunately, they did not grasp it until the event took place. As He celebrated Passover with them, He gave them a visual tool to explain about the fact that His body would be broken and His blood shed. He had also told them that He would be betrayed.

Judas left the upper room and went to get his reward from the priests. Jesus and the other disciples went to the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus went to the Father in agonizing prayer and after expressing His heart, says, "Not my will, but thine be done." The soldiers came and took Him and led Him away to multiple false trials. A crowd assembled and were worked up into a frenzy, shouting, "Crucify him, crucify him!" Jesus was brutally beaten, mocked, and then crucified. 

The cross—man, at his worst and God at His best. Those six dreadful hours show us how much the Father hates sin. When Jesus became sin for us, the Father turned His back on His own Son. Jesus cried out, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" Jesus died and was buried in a burrowed tomb. Three days later He came forth victorious over sin, death, hell, and Satan. He bore our sin on the cross in order that we could be forgiven. John's Gospel says, "But as many as received him, to them he gave power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name" (1:12).

When I was a college student, I acknowledged my sin to the Lord and asked His forgiveness. I then received Him as my Lord and Savior. My life was changed, and He has been guiding me ever since.

If you do not know Jesus Christ personally, I invite you to trust Him.

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