It is Easter all around the world and during this time we remember the sufferings, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And also, there is the egg and bunny tradition.
So in 2019, during this time, my children were told to do an Easter bonnet and all that stuff. While I didn’t pay any particular attention to it, seeing it as us making a craft, it was later it hit me that this was a tradition the school chose to adopt for this period. In 2020, I being much aware, decided my children would not be participating in the Easter bonnet and egg competition but instead we’ll share stories of Jesus’ crucifixion. (Though my children call it, “The story of Jesus’ sacrifice.” Lol)
The other day, we all sat in front of the TV, watching this episode on Superbook and even as an adult who knew the story of resurrection, I found myself all emotional once again. (Yes, movies, songs and books move me to tears as much as physical sharing)
The greatest identification with the cross here on earth is it’s erection on top of buildings, signifying them as churches. In fact, in today’s time, it is not really erected anymore as most churches would rather call themselves Christian Centers. Another use of the cross is as a jewelry worn around the neck or the wrist. The cross is more than a wooden piece or a piece of jewelry. It is the piece upon which Jesus died, thereby making it a very powerful representation. What happened on it even more powerful.
Now the account of resurrection is shared by each of the gospels. However, the account in John is what I would be dwelling on. In John 19:32-33 we are told that due to the fact that the next day was Sabbath day, having criminals on the cross was not going to go in line with the traditions regarding such a holy day. So the soldiers were told to break the legs of the criminals and Jesus to aid their death. When they came to Jesus, He was already dead so they didn’t break his legs.
So what does this mean? It simply means the death of Jesus prevented His legs from being broken thereby allowing Jesus’ body to remain whole and complete. Death on the cross brought about wholeness. Scriptures records that “no bone in his body was broken.”
For us today, this means being “DEAD TO SIN” brings about WHOLENESS. We die to Sin and are Alive and Whole, Complete in God. Whatever your sins are, or even your troubles and worries; it’s time you visit the cross and nail them all there.
It’s a new week and I am hoping you are inspired to choose wholeness and completeness.
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