At the Cross (Day 36)
Saturday, March 30, 2013
In honor of Resurrection Sunday tomorrow, I thought I'd share something from my heart today:
I've been meditating on the meaning and signifance of this weekend, and have been in awe of what God has been revealing to me during this time.
For one, is the timing and significance of the Passion with the Passover. With the celebration of the freedom from Egypt to the freedom from sin. We know that according to the gospels that the week leading up to the Passion was indeed Passover week, thus the Seder meal of Maundy Thursday. We know that the persecution and trial of Christ was swift after the kiss of Judas. We know that Friday was the day that Christ cried out "Oh, God, oh, God, why have you foresaken me". We know that His last breath was taken upon a cross. We know the silence of the days that followed, and we know the miracle that happened that glorious Sunday when the Mary's went to annoint the body and found an empty tomb instead.
We know in our hearts what happened that day. It has occured to me today that I am the age Mary must have been when she watched with a broken heart. How she must have grieved the following days. And, how her heart must have rejoiced when the veil was torn.
We no longer need to fear sin, because we have an intercessor who took our sin upon Himself. We no longer stand apart from God, for through the cross we are in communion with Him.
The cross is our redemption. This weekend we remember the cross, the Passion, the resurrection. Today we celebrate!