This week is special because we are in the Holy Week, the week leading to Easter. On Friday, we will have Good Friday where we commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus. On Sunday, we will have Easter where we celebrate His resurrection.
As I was thinking about the meaning of these events, this phrase came to my mind: “the greatest love of all.”
In my opinion, “the greatest love of all” captures the spirit of Easter very well. The Holy Week reminds us that God’s love for us is beyond measure. We deserve to be punished for our sins, but Jesus took our place and let us be free. He gave up His divine privileges and sacrificed for us. The Scripture says:
You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
Though He was God, He did not think of equality with God as something to cling to.
Instead, He gave up His divine privileges; He took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being.
When He appeared in human form, He humbled Himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
These verses describe the magnitude of His love for us. He loves us so much that He sacrificed Himself for us.
Furthermore, not only does He love us, there is also power in His love! His love is powerful, not powerless! Jesus proves that through His resurrection. Through His resurrection, Jesus overcomes death once and for all. There is now eternal life for each of us who believes.
For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
We now have life in Christ. Death is no longer fearsome, let alone other challenges in life. Jesus has overcome them all. This is a great reason to celebrate!
Let’s commit our lives to Christ who has done so much for us. This time is a good time to be thankful and celebrate His powerful love.
God bless you and Happy Easter!