The Plan of Love

God, in His amazing omniscience knew, before the foundations of the earth were laid, that man would fall into sin. Therefore, He prepared in advance a plan for man to be reconciled.

John 3:16 “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.”

1 Peter 1:19-21 “but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake, Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead, and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.”

Jesus came to this earth for the purpose of fulfilling the plan of salvation. He knew the plight of man apart from receiving the hope that He brings through His death and resurrection. And He humbled Himself and died on the cross. He paid the price for our sin. God raised Jesus from the dead.

Jesus died so that our relationship with God, the Father, could be restored and so that we can receive the gift of eternal life which is given freely if we believe.

This plan of salvation is the reality of God’s will and it shows the fullness of His grace, mercy, and love for us, His created children.

We can find pleasure in the joys of springtime, in the beauty of the changing seasons, and in the new birth we see. We can savor the sweetness of chocolate bunnies and fruity jelly beans, but Easter is the time to celebrate the hope we have in Jesus. On Resurrection Sunday we acknowledge and remember what Jesus did for us. We glorify Him with praise and thanksgiving for being our Savior, for granting us forgiveness, for robing us in His righteousness, and for giving us eternal life.

Jesus

Tortured

Nailpierced

Sweating

Bloody

Broken.

He cried out,

“Forgive them.”

Still loving,

He died.

Buried in

A borrowed tomb,

Three days passed.

He rose

Giving new life

As promised.

If you believe

Then repent

And be forgiven.

Be assured

Of eternal salvation

With Christ Jesus

In heaven.

Alleluia! Amen.

We must only believe. Jesus paid the price. He did it all. All praise and glory to His holy name.

May your Easter be blessed as you share the hope with those you love.