Personal Reflections for Easter

Sometimes I (Amy) forget that Jesus died for:

  • the politician I don’t like
  • the coworker I can’t stand
  • the relative I don’t get along with
  • the idiot in traffic I nearly hit
  • that annoying person at church
  • that person from my past that I can’t forgive
  • that bully at school
  • that person on the corner who might be scamming people
  • that rude stranger who made me have a bad day

Then I’m reminded… Jesus, You also died for:

  • the mother who faithfully bore You
  • the father who taught You carpentry
  • the disciple who denied You
  • the disciple who betrayed You
  • the soldiers who beat You
  • the leaders who accused You
  • Pilate who condemned You
  • his wife who feared You
  • the king who laughed at You
  • his predecessor who hunted You
  • the thief who taunted You
  • the thief who believed in You
  • the people who mocked You
  • the women who watched You
  • the disciples who abandoned You
  • all of us who would believe because of their testimony about You.

For every person who hurt me, their sins have offended You all the more. You died for us all.

“So now, I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are My disciples…This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 13:34-35, 15:12-13

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