Facts of Easter

THIS week as we journey to the most important event that changed history, the first Easter, we remember a humble, astounding, compassionate man who lived in Jerusalem from 4BC to 33 AD, spent three years healing, comforting and restoring the lame, blind, dead, poor and lost.

In his work, he called 12 unschooled helpers, to reveal that his Kingdom was at hand, and in him was the salvation for all mankind.

Even when one of his followers betrayed him to be crucified, he showed forgiveness and compassion to the end.

This week, about 2000 plus years ago, crowds waved palm branches signifying victory and triumph, to the Lord, Jesus Christ, as he humbly rode on his donkey to Jerusalem. Women and children shouted “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” unbeknown to them that a week later, the same humble compassionate Lord Jesus will hear crowds scream “crucify Him, crucify Him” that would later lead to his persecution and crucifixion on the cross.

Also, unbeknown to the world and principalities of darkness, that the Lord Jesus would rise again on the third day, signifying victory over death, and triumph over evil and sin.

These are the facts of Easter, and that God gave his son, our Lord Jesus, who laid down his life as our sacrificial lamb to pay for our sins. In his resurrection, we are put right with God through faith in him and all he has done and continues to do.

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