Spring is a beautiful season, the sun draws closer to our earth, snow melts, green begins to show, and the long winter days are soon forgotten.
There are tulips of every colour begging to be added to the center of your Easter table and the Easter bunny can be seen around every corner.
But it’s not the Easter bunny you’re looking for—you came here for one sentence…
Father God, full of love, gave His Son to be the sin offering for us—a Son both God and man that died a sinners death on the cross so that you and I could live a life free of guilt and shame—a life made right with Father God.
The Bible—God’s very own inspiration contains important scriptures in the New Testament that verify the sentence above…
“For God made the only one who did not know sin to become sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God through our union with Him.”2 Corinthians 5:21 TPT
And these verses…
“But Christ proved God’s passionate love for us by dying in our place while we were still lost and ungodly! So if while we were still enemies, God fully reconciled us to Himself through the death of His Son, then something greater than friendship is ours. Now that we are at peace with God, and because we share in His resurrection life, how much more we will be rescued from sin’s dominion! And even more than that, we overflow with triumphant joy in our new relationship of living reconciled to God—all because of Jesus Christ!”Romans 5:8,10,11 TPT
Jesus was made sin; NOT a sinner, but the sacrifice for sin—why?
A beautiful, divine exchange happened on the cross, the Son of God who knew no sin, became sin, and we who have no righteousness on our own…
So that we might become the righteousness of God.
Regular people like you and me carry the righteousness of God! Oh, what a trade that ended in our favour—something greater than friendship is ours…
- I am chosen—Ephesians 1:4
- I am His Handiwork— Ephesians 2:10
- I am blessed with every spiritual blessing—Ephesians 1:3
- I am forgiven—Ephesians 1:7
- I am promised peace in my heart and mind—Philippians 4:7
- I am complete—Colossians 2:10
- I find rest in Him—Hebrews 4:9
- When I am weak, I am strong—2 Corinthians 12:10
- I am loved—Galatians 2:20
God speaks to the core of who we are—you are exactly what He wants, you are the reason He came and died, and you are His great love! So let’s soak up the joy of this season, and renew our Hope!
“Who delivered up Jesus to die? Not Judas, for money; nor Pilate, for fear; not the Jews, for envy—but the Father, for love!”Octavius Winslow
Easter in one word?
P.S. You just might enjoy this 4-day devotional Easter Hope!
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