As some of you may be aware, this is Easter week or Holy Week as we Christians like to call it. As such, I have created a post to help you understand a little bit about Easter and what it means to those of us who are struggling to make sense of what is going on in the world around us.
Let’s face it, 2021 is not giving us much reason to celebrate, is it? Here in the United States, COVID-19 is still holding sway, despite the mass vaccination program being undertaken. There is a lot of political and social unrest, and many people are still out of jobs. In the midst of all this, some of you are struggling to cope with diabetes or some type of chronic illness. You need real solutions, real answers, but where do you find them?
If you believe in God, it can be easy to think He has forgotten you. Worse still, you may doubt He even exists. After all, if He exists, why would we be undergoing all this suffering? Two thousand years ago, a dying man on a cross asked that same question, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15: 34) NIV
That man was Jesus, the Son of God. For three years he went about His Father’s business, healing the sick, raising the dead, casting out demons, preaching and teaching a gospel of love and salvation through Him. Today we would call Him a good man. And He was indeed good. In fact, He was more than good. The Bible says “…Jesus was tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin” Hebrews 4: 15).
And for that He suffered the worst kind of death— crucifixion on a Roman cross. And while He hung on the cross, in anguish He cried out,
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
At that moment, separated from His Father, Jesus felt abandoned and alone like He’d never felt before; I would imagine in much the way some of us feel during a crisis, when there is no way to turn and the people we counted on seemed to have turned their backs on us.
But God had not turned His back on His Son. That separation that Jesus felt was only temporary, because on Easter Sunday morning, Jesus rose from the dead, returned to His Father in heaven and received a rousing welcome. But this was no ordinary welcome. For His work on the cross, God rewarded His Son by giving Him
“the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,” (Philippians 2: 9-10).
Do you feel alone, abandoned, hopeless? Do you feel like you’ll never make it out of the situation you’re in? Take heart, dear friend. Jesus suffered and died so that you might live. Whatever you are going through right now, let me reassure you, there is hope. Put your faith in Jesus and He will see you through.
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