I wanted to share an uplifting Easter message today. It’s a poem I wrote a while ago called “No Greater Love”. Easter is about so much more than Easter bunnies and candy. It is about the most wonderful gift you can ever hope to receive- the gift of eternal life and restoration of your relationship with God.
No Greater Love is based on Luke 23:34 which says:
“‘Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.’ And they divided His clothes by casting lots.”Luke 23:34 MEV
No Greater Love
Lord, when you chose your disciples, You chose one whom you knew would betray you At the last supper, you told him to go, Knowing what he was about to do. In the Garden of Gethsemane when the soldiers came, you did not resist When questioned by the Pharisee's, You did not defend yourself When asked if you were the messiah, You simply stated "Yes, I am He"- In their minds blasphemy When questioned by Herod- He had you scourged- You still did not resist When mocked by the soldiers- Still, you said nothing. When Pilate questioned you, You said nothing except to confirm that you were a king and to tell him The only power he had over you Was given to him from above. After being beaten and mocked and flogged, You still did nothing, Even knowing that at any time You could have called down Twelve legions of angels to help you. Throughout all of this, You never wavered, You were always true Even when you hung on the cross and said: "Father, forgive them For they know not what they do." My love for you cannot ever compare To your love for me. Patricia Adderley
There really is no greater love than this. Jesus died a painful death on the cross for our sins and then was resurrected three days later, conquering death once and for all. I thank God this Easter for the most uplifting Easter message there is- our salvation.
I pray that God will meet you this Easter where you are at. There is nothing you can do to earn His forgiveness. It is a gift. Be inspired today and every day with knowledge that your salvation is assured when you place your faith in Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
If you enjoyed this poem, you can read more of them in my book “Loving Jesus: A 30 Day Devotional”
Also, my latest book “My Heart, Christ’s Home: 100 Days of Joy and Strength in Jesus” is now available at Amazon. Click below for more information.
This site may contain links to affiliate websites including Amazon and I will receive an affiliate commission for any purchases made by you using such links but at no additional cost to you.