I know for a fact that I fell in love with Jesus during one of the Easter seasons celebrated as a little girl. What with the incredibly beautiful way that our Precious Lord Jesus was portrayed in all those movies most especially that one titled:’King of kings’ – a movie about the life, times, miracles and eventually the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus.
(It wouldn’t be until a few years later that that love would blossom into a committed relationship when I formally gave my heart willingly to Jesus – about 32 years ago).
Easter season has remained the same for me year-in, year-out and I must confess, I fall more and more in love with Him, the more Easters I celebrate.
Why??? You ask me……. I’ll tell you why:The more I try to wrap my mind around the simple fact that it was while we were still in sin that Jesus died, the more humbled I get (Romans 5:8). A songwriter once wrote and I quote:”You did not wait for me to draw near to you, but You clothed Yourself with frail humanity;
You did not wait for me to cry out to You, but You let me hear Your voice calling me….I’m forever grateful for the Cross, and that You came to seek and save the lost”.Oh what blessed words, oh what a blessed thought! This Easter in particular would have had us all in a frenzy trying to please ourselves to feel good wearing our special clothes and eating special meals prepared to make US feel good.
But rather, God in His own special way has helped is to turn our attention back to the Message and Essence of the Easter season: That a righteous Creator, condemned to death by His unrighteous creation; in an amazing twist of events saw the unrighteous creation SAVED by the death (and resurrection) of the Righteous creator! And guess what?!! He (Jesus) now holds the Keys of Hell and Death according to Revelations 1:18. Death has no more power over me. Gloryyyy!!!!!
🙌🙌I deserved to die by Law but God’s Love overrode His own Law in the Easter story (1 Peter 3:18-20)
Tell me, how could I not fall in love with Him?? HE’S THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME!This Easter, dear friends why not take a moment and read again God’s LOVE LETTERS (The Bible) and see if you also won’t fall head-over-heels in love with my Jesus over and over again!!I love Him because He first loved me.
by Bunmi Bade-Adeniji