Easter Sunday Devotional

Easter Sunday Devotional

 

What did God do when Jesus breathed his last Breath?

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“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son . . .” (John 3:16), One of the most complex bonds that we will never fully understand is the bond between a parent and their child. This bond is one of a few life-long experiences we encounter since the moment we are conceived to the moment we die. It takes so much time and effort to create. It can’t be created by one person alone. it can’t be bought or sold. It can’t be replicated or destroyed. It can’t be taken or given. It can’t be replaced or substituted. It is a bond so amazing and beautiful. It is one of the greatest experiences. When we read John 3:16, it is hard to imagine how someone could give up their child for others. Every good parent would give their own life to save their child. They would do anything for them. But God loved the world more than his son. We can’t even begin to understand why God loved us that much. See, God created everything that exist today. He made it perfect. He made it good. But we corrupted what God made. We defiled the work of God. God had to take action. God had to restore what he created. Ever since God created man,  we were sinners. It is in our nature. And because we sinned, we were cursed and sentenced to death. Despite all of our mistakes, God had mercy on us. So he set out to find a permanent solution for our two unfixable problems. How will God restore his creation? How will God save humanity? Through Jesus, all things are created new. God had to send his son as the holy lamb, perfect, to take all of our mistakes and redeem us. God loved the world so much he sacrificed his only son to save us. Jesus was sent as an example for the world to follow. If we lived the way Jesus lived, we would be clean, righteous, and holy. This was the solution to restore his creation. To make the seal of salvation, Jesus had to give up his life. He would defeat death and set us free. The only way God could make us holy and set us free was by sacrificing his son. And so he did. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son . . .” God loved his son very much (Matthew 3:17). It was his only son.  The bond that God had with Jesus is a bond that can’t be compared. The love God had for the world is a love that will never be seen. The moment came when Jesus had to give up his life. Many times God had the opportunity to save his son. Jesus prayed to God the father on the mountain to take the cup from which he must drink (Luke 22:42). “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son . . .“ Again, Jesus was deeply troubled and he prayed to God the father to take the cup from which he must drink. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son . . .”  Jesus was finally betrayed, taken into custody, and brutally beaten. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son . . .” Jesus was innocent , yet he was sentenced to death by crucifixion. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son . . .” Jesus was nailed to the cross and with his final breath he said, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (Matthew 27:46,50). This was the last opportunity God had to save his son. God had a choice to make. Save the world? Or save his son? “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). God gave his only son for you. He had so many chances to change his mind. Because God loved you, he let his son die on that cross and fulfill his great and perfect plan of salvation. For the rest of the day, ponder of this amazing, incomparable love that God has given. Ask yourself what would you give to God? Do you love God enough to sacrifice whatever he ask of you? If you are having trouble sacrificing what God has asked of you, think of what God sacrificed for you. Give God everything, even if it is hard. If you put God first, he will put you in high places. Have a wonderful Easter Sunday.

Bible Reading: Matthew 27

Prayer: Ask God what he wants you to sacrifice for him.

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Florentino Castellanos, or Tino for short, is the Founder of The Heart Of Worship Project. Florentino is a self taught musician since the age of 7. Florentino has been serving as a worship leader for over 5 years. Florentino graduated from Musicians Institute, Hollywood with a certificate in Audio Engineering. Florentino's dream is to build up Churches, Leaders and Creatives. Florentino is known for having an incredible amount of Faith in God.

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