One thing that really moves me about the Easter Story is the fact that when Jesus was in the garden of Gethsemane He asked His Father: if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done (Luke 22:42). This verse reminds me that Jesus was all human and knew the pain of what it was like to live on this earth. In the same breath of calling to His Father to save Him, He said ‘Not my will but yours be done’. Jesus knew the outcome to His story. He knew that in three days time He would rise from the dead and be reunited with His Father. Through this amazing sacrifice we now have eternal life and the Spirit of God is with us all the time.
Our world is hurting in so many ways: Mozambique is suffering horrific drought, Belgium and Turkey are aching from recent bombings and the refugee crisis does not seem to have an end in sight, but on this side of the cross, knowing what we know about the saving grace of our almighty God, we can stand with Hope. This Easter, let us remember that the all human Jesus, who gave His life for us is still meeting people today in dreams and visions all over the world. He does bring Hope to the hopeless and salvation to the lost. Today, take time to thank Jesus for paying the ultimate price for our eternity.
National Director of OM Australia