Okay…..Yesterday, I said that the E in Easter is for EVERYBODY and today I am going to tell you that the A in Easter stands for ALL ABOUT US!
Hold on..........this is not a contradiction! In Romans 5:8 Paul tells us that God in His love for US gave Himself in the person of His only son, Jesus Christ, to die for US..........even while we were still sinners! Jesus did not die for Himself...........He didn't need to..........He died for US!
Yes, I agree that as the song says, it is "All About YOU Jesus" but that comes after we let HIM make it all about US. That is when we bow in worship and gratitude for what He’s done for US and declare that it is 'All About YOU Jesus'!
I'm not talking about a selfish 'all about us' thing. I'm saying it is a necessary 'all about us' decision to acknowledge that 'I'.......all by myself......am a sinner and in need of a Saviour.
There isn’t a collective application of the gospel……like if you're in a certain denomination or a certain family where your parents and grandparents and aunts and uncles forever have been Christians then you’re in by association. No! The only way we can have a relationship with God is if we make it personal and individual. Otherwise, the Easter story is just another story……a true story and an amazing story but just a story if we don’t make it ALL ABOUT US!
Well, my friends........it is Thursday! And you know what that means...........you will have to wait until Monday to find out what the letter S in Easter stands for. Have a wonder-filled long weekend Everybody and if you haven't already made Easter All About You.........I am praying that you do! <3