Should Easter be all about painting eggs?
Should Easter be all about painting eggs?
Should Easter be all about painting eggs? I don’t think so.
This is the time we need to be most repentant of our sins and seek his face. I wish that we had some quite moment with God to reflect on the affliction that our Jesus Christ went through.
What is a quite moment with God?
A quite moment is finding sometime to move away from the ups and downs of our daily activities just to fellowship with God. It should be done in a quite and peaceful place.
Now let us have a reflection of what our Lord Jesus went through during his crucifixion
He suffered rejection, after feeding the hungry, healing the sick, raising the dead; the multitude rejected him over a criminal Barnabas.
After all preparations of the crucifixion was done, Jesus Christ was brutally pulled out of the cave he had been kept.
The crucifixion began at 9.00 a.m.
During this time, he was insulted, dragged, scourged, spat and mocked at.
Jesus gave his life. He willingly obeyed the soldiers. He gave his back to be whipped, gave his face to be spat at and for his beard to be pulled. He did not resist the affliction. Is. 50:6
He carried his own cross, with all the weight on him, he fell down but did not give up!
His skin was bare and filled blood from the lashes he had received. Fresh wound covered his body
Standing before his enemies, he was stripped naked. Covered in blood. They pulled away the woolen cloak ,roughly brushing it on his wounds
Weakened through bleeding he could not stand one more moment
Fearing that they would miss the barbarous torture, his executors quickly go for him and roughly place him on a large stone
They made him sit upright as they pressed a crown of sharp thorns on his bleeding head
He was offered vinegar and gal but turned away in silence
They made him rise as they placed him on the cross, seized his right hand and pulled it to the prepared hole on the cross.
Another executor kneels on his sacred chest and his right hand is laid flat and nailed it on the cross
Normally, men’s fingers would be broken to prevent them from clenching their fingers when they were being nailed. Jesus fingers were not broken. He willingly opened his palms to let the nails through.
The nails were six inches long and as thick as a man’s thumb
In pain, our lord uttered a deep groan as blood gushed out sprinkled all over the place
His mother Mary watched all these and kept on fainting from agony .She had to be taken away from the scene as the agony was overwhelming. she had turned white .
Reaching out for his left hand, it did not reach the prepared hole. They tied it with ropes and pulled it to position before nailing it on the cross. The indescribable pain caused our lord’s breast to heave and his legs to contract. The pain was too much.
Upon going for his feet, they found that they did not reach the holes when one of them said “He will not stretch himself out, but we will help him ’.
His feet were pulled with a rope, flattened on the wood and tied to the cross.
Jesus greatly suffered the tension on his body and uttered “My God My God”
They then took long nails and drove them right through his feet. His body was unnaturally stretched out.
During the entire suffering, our lord kept on praying.
The cross was pulled with ropes and fell in the hole in a frightful shock .His wounds burst open and half of his dislocated bones knocked against each other. Jesus uttered a faint cry.
When the cross was lifted up, it was a quarter past 12 noon.
Upon knowing that he had accomplished his mission, he said that he was thirsty and offered a drink with a sponge.
Then Jesus said. “It is finished” John 19:30
Can you imagine undergoing the same pain? You do not need to worry because our loving Jesus Christ went through all this just for you and me.
Remember John 3:16:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whoever believes in him may not perish but have eternal life”
I pray that you give Jesus Christ your life by accepting him as your personal savoir. It does not matter what you have done before, just remember God loves you, he is forging and would like to see you come back home. Give Jesus a chance during this Easter and experience the joy of salvation!
I love you and May the peace of God be with you forever.