For Christians around the world, this is a solemn, holy day that is observed to commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. It was documented in the New Testament Gospels and has been estimated to have occurred April 3 in 33 AD. The pain and torture he has been reported to have endured is unimaginable, but He did so willingly. It was part of God’s plan, to show His unconditional love for mankind, to allow His only son to be sacrificed for the forgiveness of our sins so that we may be saved. In doing so, Jesus became the “Lamb of God” who took away the sins of the world and established a new covenant between God and His people.
As we make preparations for our Easter celebrations this Sunday, maybe we should take a moment to appreciate the significance of today. I think of how our Heavenly Father loved us so much that He sacrificed His only Son so that we may all have eternal life. It’s the ultimate act of love.
May you and your families be blessed this Easter season.