Easter is a solemn period in Christendom – it is a period that is usually reserved to remember the very striking experiences that followed the very last days of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ just before his death on the cross.
Love is indeed the essence of the Easter period and infact the basis of our Christian faith. God proved his love for mankind by sending his only son to die for our sins. Jesus Christ also proved his love for us by enduring the pain and shame that accompanied his Crucifixion on the cross of Calvary so that those who believed will be saved.
In the book of Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV)
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
These words of Jesus were best proven throughout his lifetime but more particularly during the period of his death – he proved truly that when love is your focus, it can make a lot of difference.
God is Love. He created us in Love.
He showed us Love by sending his Son to die for us.
Jesus proved his love by accepting the Father’s will.
Jesus showed us he loves us by promising to send us the Holy Spirit who will guide us to all truth.
The Holy Spirit at all times serves as a guide and compass to us in utmost Love, which never interferes with our will power.
Can’t you see that everything about God just expresses his love?
Go out this period and show someone some love and prove today that you are truly a follower of Christ and an obedient servant. The world is where it is today because of man’s lack of love fueled by greed and selfishness. A man who has love will not instigate in another country just to get her natural resources neither would a woman who had love do all she can to grab power just for the purpose of manipulation – I am sure you get the drift.
So, may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, now and evermore. Amen. (notice the word love in this widely said daily prayer).
Prove your love to God by completely surrendering your life, will, dream and passion to his complete will through the saving grace of his son Jesus Christ.
On behalf of the entire CFA team, I wish you a love filled period of Easter. Happy Easter!!!