Christmas is exciting, light, soft, and happy. It is not surprising that Easter gets less press. Easter is heavy and often so heavy. We like light happy meaningful Christmas. Easter is the main thing though. Did God want us to only feel heavy here?
Easter often is like lessons on how bad it is to die on a cross which is true. There are no funny things here. So people developed the friendly Easter bunny.
However, I need not just at Easter but every day to live in the shadow of Jesus on the cross.
In this life I tend to think too well of myself and too low of myself at the same time.
At the cross, I feel deeply loved all the time. At the cross, I never feel proud. Where else can I feel separate from that two poled rat race?
I tend to either feel not good enough or better than the other guy. Half of each feeling is no pretty feeling either.
I need to smile at the base of the cross. Here, through tears, I am made and kept whole. I an worth every bit of what God sees in me and lack any worth to claim a crown myself.
Truly, Easter is all I Need
How can it be that at the cross God utterly condemns my sin while at the same time He gives me immeasurable worth? God be praised.
Where else on the earth can I feel so right? Through great effort and design, God has made a place for us. Can we live there?
I cannot. Day to day I am most often in the rat race. My action and heart show I want to be in control and judging all according to my standard. Then, I make myself and others miserable.
God be praised. He has a better place for me. Lord, only you could save me from the world and myself in one place. Come Lord Jesus. Easter is all I need.