In all honesty, I don’t think the events of Holy Week have ever been so meaningful to me. I ‘got’ what Easter was all about, but never truly understood it and let it take ahold of my heart like I have this year. How about you? Have you let the events that took place so very long ago have a lasting impact on your heart?
To think about what He went through today so long ago just leaves me speechless. I can’t imagine what He went through, what He felt or the pain He was feeling (emotional or physical). And to even begin to comprehend it, only makes me realize that whatever I perceive it be, it was a hundred times worse. The betrayal He felt, the agony He went through as He carried the cross.. I can’t.. imagine. But to carry the cross with such honor as soldiers were standing by scoffing Him blows my mind. Oh, Jesus.. what pain He went through. I cannot express just how I feel when I think of His saving grace.
Beaten without mercy, almost as if it was a game, He still held His head high. Never did He defend Himself or lash out in their utter stupidity. He knew it was of God’s will. He took the nails for us without a fight and bore our sins out of love. He gave us a hope that we can hold to and the grace we didn’t deserve. He saved us… what amazing grace. Continue reading