“E’-li E’-li, la’-ma sa-bach’-tha-ni”? (Matthew 27:46). These words mean, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” That is what Jesus cried out to God his Father when he was dying on the cross for your and my sins. He couldn’t understand why God his Father had turned his back on him and had forsaken him. He was so used to having his Father be so close to him all the time, and at this time of all times, God his Father wasn’t there for him. He had to go through it all alone by himself. He did it because he loved his Father and because he loved you! I have heard many preachers say that God turned his back on Jesus because God is perfect and he can not look upon sins, when Jesus took upon him the sins of the whole world. The fact is ,yes God is perfect, but God looks upon our sins everyday. “The eyes of the Lord are in every place beholding the evil and the good.” (Proverbs 15:3). We all deserve to be in prison and to go to hell, but The Lord had mercy upon us. Jesus could have called 10,000 Angels to destroy the world. I think God turned his back on, Jesus when he was dying on the cross, because it hurt him so much that he couldn’t take the pain of being there and watching what was happening to his Son for you and me. I can’t even imagine such love. Could you give your Son to die for a bunch evil wicked people who hate you, and are doing evil things? That is what God did for you and me. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have ever lasting life.” (John 3:16). What do you think? We should celebrate Easter just as much if not more than Christmas, because Easter stands for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ after he died for our sins which is what he was born into this world for. How about if we say Happy Resurrection Day instead of saying Happy Easter which comes from the ancient Babylonians who believe a giant egg fell from heaven and hatched the goddess Astarte (the goddess of fertility) by the Euphrates river,hence Easter and the eggs.Today is the day that we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This really is the Holiest day of all for all Christian believers to rejoice in and be happy and thankful, even more important than Christmas! Today Jesus conquered death and the grave and through faith in him we can too. Jesus said, I am the resurrection and the life. He that believes in me shall never perish! (John 11:25,26). Today is a good day to have communion and have a fresh start with the Lord, and a clean heart ! Today is a good day for us all to have a resurrection in our own lives and hearts and with each other and in our relationship with Jesus and each other, Amen? So celebrate and have a “Jubilee” today. May God Bless You ! ! !
Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.