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I’m sure several images pop in your head when the topic of Easter comes up. Maybe it’s the Easter bunny, maybe it’s stress trying to find the kids something that will meet both yours and their standards, maybe it’s coming up with the perfect menu for lunch on Sunday; and somewhere in all the chaos we will pause to attend a Church service. After all isn’t that what Easter is about, right?…a risen Savior. I think we have the best of intentions in all our craziness…we want to keep a healthy perspective that we are celebrating an empty tomb. In all honesty I struggle with getting caught up in the wrong things at times. It is so easy to get hyper focused on making sure the family all has coordinated outfits and the right candy is picked out etc. Then Sunday morning we get all cleaned up; go to church to celebrate the empty grave. Meanwhile, we haven’t prepared our hearts for worship. We are thankful for the Cross yet, if we are honest we probably haven’t truly paused our lives to reflect on what truly happened over 2,000 years ago. Good Friday over 2,000 years ago wasn’t good for Christ as he bore the weight of sin for all mankind as his Father looked away. It had to be like this for us to have eternal life. I believe as christians we cannot show up on Sunday and celebrate an empty tomb without first acknowledging the brutality of the crucifixion, the weight of my sins that put him there. It’s easy to celebrate the resurrection but we must also acknowledge what took place three days prior to that first Easter.

For me Good Friday means I have eternal life, I can live loved, I am anchored in grace. And in return I can show others love, acceptance and grace. That first Easter was the perfect example of LOVE IN ACTION and I am forever grateful. ❤️⚓️ #anchoredingrace #loveinaction #happyeaster #goodfriday #thankyouforthecross

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