Easter weekend serves as a bookmark every year. It is our reminder to pause and consider each unique facet of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. Without His death, we would have no salvation from our sins. Without His burial, we’d miss the miracle of the third day. Take His resurrection from the story, and we have no victory or new life. Easter weekend plays out like a symphony, each fall and rise of the notes inhaling and exhaling with significance. This Easter weekend, let’s take time through prayer, Bible reading, and Scripture music to sit on the dirt of Calvary Hill. Let’s behold the sun setting and listen for our Savior’s final breath on the cross. Let’s wait, hope-filled and expectantly. Let’s stand in the garden with Mary on that third morning. And finally, let’s rejoice in the risen Lord — our Prince of Peace!
Read: John 3:16 and John 6:35-40
Dear Lord, Your love is beyond anything I can fathom. It simply does not fit into earthly definitions. Your love compelled You to come and rescue me when I was helpless. Because You came to me, I come to You now. Draw me near in Your presence and surround me with Your peace. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Read: Matthew 1:23 and 1 John 3:5
Dear Lord, You did not arrive on a whim. Your rescue plan was predetermined, never wavering from Your great resolve to win me back from the domain of darkness. Emmanuel — God With Us — You made way for me to be forever in Your presence! You arrived as the perfect sacrifice, and in You, I am made clean. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Read: Isaiah 53:3-5 and John 10:10
Dear Lord, You willingly took my scars. You carried my sorrows and absorbed my punishment. Although You were blameless, You traded places with me on that cross. You made atonement, and I am free! God, You look down on me and no longer see my sins, but rather Your blood covering me. My punishment became Yours, and Your righteousness became mine. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Read: Philippians 2:9-11 and Romans 10:9-10
My Savior Jesus Christ, there is great power in Your name! Ever since it was whispered at the beginning of time, promised in the Garden of Eden, echoed throughout history on the tongues of prophets, then finally, Emmanuel, You were born in Bethlehem. Your name infuses my prayers and restores my Spirit. In Your great name, I live and breathe and thrive.
Read: Mark 9:31, Luke 24:2-6, Colossians 2:13, and Ephesians 2:4-8
Dear Lord, Your death won my salvation, but You did not stop there! You would not let death have the final word. Defeating the grave, You rose to new life that I might also! In Your new life, I find power and victory in my days on earth and eternal hope for my future. As You walked out into the garden, my old life was left behind in that tomb. In You, I am made new!
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