Today’s the day that God put a magnificent period at the end of his sentence.

Jesus came, Jesus saw and Jesus conquered. That’s what the resurrection of Christ is all about. Almighty God sent his only son Jesus Christ, to our earth, to pay the penalty for all of us as sinners. An innocent man was sacrificed in order to clean our slate, and make us right with our Creator again. The ULTIMATE sacrifice. From there, the all loving Jesus rose from the dead, to once again sit at the right hand of his Father.

Just writing that wows me in absolute awe!

I love Jesus Christ, and I’m not afraid to say that to anybody. He is not only my inspiration every, single day of my life, but the very reason that I even wake up in the morning. In the deepest part of my heart I hope that those of you reading this feel the same way. The love exchanged between a Christian and Jesus . . . there’s just no feeling like it in the world. For those that don’t believe, I’m not one to ever hit you over the head with a Bible–that’s not my way, but on this Easter Sunday, I ask of one thing:

Today, even if it’s the very last thing you do before you go to bed, I ask you to take some time out of your day to watch The Passion of the Christ. I understand that may be much to ask, but, man-to-man, human being-to-human being, I don’t think there is a better example for us to truly understand and grasp the very concept of what God’s love actually looks like and feels like. To be honest, I’ve only watch The Passion once, I can’t watch it again–it was just too much for me. However, one time is all I needed, because the visual that has stayed with me to this very day, is the ABSOLUTE love of God for us by sending his only son as OUR sacrifice and the pain which was endured by an innocent Jesus Christ—in order to pay for OUR sins. You will never see such an example of outright LOVE anywhere else on this planet . . . or, any other.

And for those of you who don’t believe—I just have to ask—why not? Why wouldn’t we want to believe that a God exists who loves us more than humanly possible?

Personally, I don’t think I could go on without knowing that.

Peace.

3 Comments »

  1. Yet another interesting post about a subject I’m trying to figure out. I’ve reached out to you on Twitter and you’ve been very helpful (along with Pastor Dave).

    I will continue to study, continue to watch About Life and will now watch The Passion.

    Your openess about your faith and your willingness to talk about it is honestly helping me on my journey.

    I am not a Christian yet as I don’t find it that easy but I appreciate posts like these.

    Hope you’re having a great day.

    Take care,

    NGB

  2. Easter blessings to you and your family, Vince. I feel the same way about The Passion of the Christ. I actually own it on DVD and I still can’t bring myself to watch it again (I saw it in theaters when it was out). My children thought it would be a good gift one year and while I appreciate the gesture, the movie is so dramatic and so powerful I simply haven’t been able to watch it a second time. Thank you for your words here today. Christ paid much too high a price for my redemption. I’ll never be worthy of that price, but I will be grateful for it every day and try to live my life to honor Him.

    God bless!!

    (Take a listen to the song Much too High a Price by Larnelle Harris sometime…it’s GORGEOUS!!)

  3. Happy Easter Vince, great blog post.

    I have to admit that passion of Christ is one of if not my favourite film, when Im going through a bad patch and need to get some perspective then I watch this movie.

    As a Christian it’s very hard to watch without feeling emotion and appreciative.

    God bless