Easter means a lot of different things to people …
To believers in Jesus Christ, it means in a simple way: “It is finished.”
Those are words spoken by Jesus Himself as He hung on a Roman cross and was crucified, although He was innocent of the crimes brought against Him.
I was reminded of those words by a fellow designer and believer today, on Good Friday … it is a good reminder.
What did He finish?
The work He was sent here to do … to live a perfect, sinless life … to die for our sins … to be resurrected from the grave … and to redeem us (to buy us out of our slavery to sin by dying on a wooden beam).
He finished His work … for my sins. For yours.
He took my place on the cross.
He can take away, forgive, forget, remove … your debt of sin against God too.
… you know … recently I saw a trailer of a movie … in the movie, a young girl looks upon a statue of Jesus with His hands open wide and welcoming. A young man whispers in her ear: “Those arms were meant for you.”
The hands of the LIVING Savior are meant for you too, my friend.
Call out to Him … the resurrected King … the Crucified God … the Good Shepherd.
… He is welcoming, indeed.