I love Easter. I mean, I really love it. I love Easter the way most people love Christmas.
Palm Sunday. Gethsemane. The cross. Blood, blood, blood, and the sin of the world on His shoulders.
And then Easter morning comes, and HE LIVES, and EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT NOW. Such a mighty victory– one that turned the ugliest thing (the cross) into this incredibly BEAUTIFUL picture of salvation.
Here is something I have wondered. You know how sick you feel over the weekend when you know you have a terrible Monday ahead of you– maybe it’s a presentation, or you have to have a hard conversation with a co-worker, or you have to face your poor sales figures once again? The anticipation is terrible, gut-wrenching, so ugly.
My question is this: how could Jesus know about the cross from all eternity and survive such a weight of knowledge? I imagine it was almost a relief when Judas finally stepped into the garden and kissed His cheek.
I am so proud of my God.