What Easter Means to Me
To me, Easter is the best day of the year! I can’t even imagine what my life or my children’s lives would be like without Easter. Even though many people don’t want to admit it, the strength of our country and so many wonderful things about the world would not have been the same if Easter had never happened.
As much as I wish I could remember that every day should be like Easter, I like many others fall short in the daily rut of living and sometimes forget just what Christ did for me. When that happens, I sing the words to this song below which has always reminded me what Easter is about and what it means to me.
We often think of what Christ did as happening so many years ago in another far away land but each time I sin with an unkind word, being judgmental, having a prideful attitude, gossiping, worrying, getting angry, being rebellious or just not following Him, I hurt Him as much as if I was there that day they crucified Him and yet He just keeps loving me anyway. How can I wrap my mind around that kind of love?
But Still He Loved Me
I scourged the back of Jesus, with thorns I crowned His head.
I cursed Him and I mocked Him, I longed to see Him dead.
I laughed with scorn as I followed Him up the path to Calvary,
I nailed His hands upon a cross and His blood ran at my feet.
But still He loved me, near death forgave me,
By grace He save me, from all my sin
My heart is filled with pain, as I behold the stain
His blood has made for me, at Calvary
His friends removed His lifeless form, the king of the Jews was dead.
They took Him to His palace, and there they laid His head.
His palace was a cold dark tomb around which guards did tread,
And then that morn they cried,”He’s gone,” He had risen from the dead.
Yet still He loved me, through death forgave me,
By grace He saved me, from all my sins
He now lives in my heart, from where He’ll ne’er depart,
This Christ who died for me at Calvary.
By John R. Wyatt
Photo By: Paola