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A Walk Through Easter

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It all began in the beginning where all things begin. Man’s journey from fallen to saved began with Yahweh, with the living, breathing Word of God.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”  (John 1:1).

He breathed man into existence and gave us paradise. But it wasn’t enough, and we went our own way. 

The path we chose took us through self-exaltation, failure, desperation, and repentance—a circular route where we couldn’t hold onto repentance for more than an instant. No matter how hard we tried, “self” always triumphed over God’s commands.

We were destined for damnation, separated forever from the Creator who breathed life into dust. Destined forever to walk blindly in the darkness.

Rescued!

Enter the only One who could rescue us, the only One who could uphold the law perfectly.

Enter God’s own Son, Jesus Christ.

He came willingly. Freely giving up His exalted position as the Son of God, as royalty, He offered Himself as payment for all our past failures and all those to come.

This Savior, fully God and fully human, knew the cost of our redemption but didn’t shy away. He could have hidden. He could have returned to His Father’s side unscathed. Or He could have called down legions of angels to His rescue.

He was well aware of the agony He would suffer: the ridicule, torture, crucifixion, and, worse, the complete separation from and rejection of His Father.

But He chose to remain. He was not forced to the cross; He openly accepted it—choosing to enter a hell reserved for us.

Brought Into the Light

Facing only a future of darkness, Jesus Christ brought us into the promise of light, by becoming our payment, by being our substitute, by sacrificing His own body and blood to buy our freedom.

Facing only a future of darkness, Jesus Christ brought us into the promise of light, by becoming our payment, by being our substitute, by sacrificing His own body and blood to buy our freedom. Click To Tweet

“When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, ‘It is finished,’ and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit” (John 19:30).

And what began in the beginning was finished in the same way, with the Word. That Word, through the blood of the cross, spread the light of salvation to all.

What began in the beginning was finished in the same way, with the Word. That Word, through the blood of the cross, spread the light of salvation to all. Click To Tweet

“He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:2–5).

This Easter reflect on the One who willingly substituted His life for yours and spread the light of that promise to those still walking the route of darkness.

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Reflections: How do you spread the light of Jesus’ sacrifice throughout Lent and the Holy week? How do you fill Easter with the Redeemer?

May you experience an Easter full of joy and Light.

By His grace ≈

Julie

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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

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