Religion "stuff" makes people uncomfortable. Discussions about religion, like politics, usually cause most folks to squirm. So I will not discuss religion. Instead, I will share my heart.
There are many songs I wish I'd written. But none more than these lyrics, penned by Stuart Townend. It's the perfect summation of what Easter means to me...
How deep the Father's love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure
How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory
Behold the man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished
I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection
Why should I gain from His reward
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom.
"He is not here; He has risen, just as He said."~Matthew 28:6
Happy Easter, from me to you!