Saturday, April 16, 2011

What Easter is TRULY about!

Tis the Easter Season! Bunnies, chocolate, and spring is everywhere! What is the TRUE meaning of Easter? I recieved this poem/letter/ or whatever you call it thing today in an e-mail and thought it was veery eye openeing! Please read it and see what Easter is truly about!

"Still He Walked"
He could hear the crowds screaming "crucify" "crucify"...

He could hear the hatred in their voices,

These were his chosen people.

He loved them,

And they were going to crucify him.

He was beaten, bleeding and weakened...

His heart was broken,

But still He walked.
He could see the crowd as he came from the palace.

He knew each of the faces so well.

He had created them.

He knew every smile, every laugh, and every shed tear,

But now they were contorted with rage and anger

His heart broke,

But still He walked.
He felt alone.

His disciples had left, denied, and even betrayed him.

He searched the crowd for a loving face

And he saw very few.

Then he turned his eyes to the only one that mattered

Knowing that he would never be alone.

He looked back at the crowd...

At the people who were spitting at him

Throwing rocks at him and mocking him

And He knew that because of Him,

They would never be alone.

So for them, He walked.
The sounds of the hammer striking the spikes echoed through the crowd.

The cheers of the crowd, as his hands and feet were nailed to the cross,

Intensified with each blow.

And God's heart broke.

He had let His son walk.
Jesus could have asked God to end his suffering,

But instead He asked God to forgive.

Not to forgive him, but to forgive the ones who were persecuting him.

As he hung on that cross, dying an unimaginable death,

He looked out and saw, not only the faces in the crowd,

But also, the face of every person yet to be,

And his heart filled with love.

As his body was dying, his heart was alive.

Alive with the limitless, unconditional love he feels for each of us.

That is why He walked.
When I forget how much My God loves me,

...I remember his walk.

When I wonder if I can be forgiven,

...I remember his walk.

When I need to be reminded of how to live like Christ,

...I think of his walk.

And to show him how much I love him,

...I wake up each morning, turn my eyes to him,

......And I walk.


Sierra said...

Bittersweet. Sierra

Meggie said...

Grace, merciful and amazing love. Tears were brought to my eyes through that, thank you for it!

Crista "Moriah" said...

Wow! That is a powerful Easter is so well put too! Would you mind if I reposted it on my blog?

I really love yours, btw. I'm happy to be a new follower. :)


Crista "Moriah" said...

P.S. I'll be sure to add the link back to your blog and this post if it's okay with you for me to repost it. :)