I am overwhelmed with grief today, and yet, I feel so much joy.
Why? Because round this time, 2,000+ years ago, my Savior died on a cross for my sins. There He hung, for you, for me, for the neighbor, coworker, and friend who don't yet believe. For all sinners, He died that we may live.
It is very hard for me to grasp this concept. Why would He who knew no sin, take on my mistakes and flaws? Why would he care enough to be with us in our hardships? Because He loves us! Oh, how He loves us.
So, before you rush off to celebrate Easter, take a minute. Really let it sink in. Walk the road to the cross. Let it wash over you...HE. DIED. FOR. US... It is what makes this life worth living!