Easter: the message of unconditional love

 

 

Easter: the message of unconditional love and forgiveness.

In a world full of hatred and grudge, where humans strive to bring about the destruction of humanity, we find in Jesus a refuge and hope of everlasting life. He sacrificed himself and demonstrated the greatest love of all.

Romans 5 (6-8) For at the very time when we were still powerless, then Christ died for the wicked. Even for a just man one of us would hardly die, though perhaps for a good man one might actually brave death; but Christ died for us while we were yet sinners, and that is God’s own proof of his love towards us.

Despite his great suffering on the cross, he did not seek revenge, and instead asked God to forgive those who had inflicted harm on him.

1 Peter chapter 2, verses 23-25: He committed no sin, he was convicted of no falsehood; when he was abused he did not retort with abuse, when he suffered he uttered no threats, but committed his cause to the One who judges justly. In his own person he carried our sins on the tree, so that we might cease to live for sin and begin to live for righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

Matthew Henry: Come, and see the victories of the cross. Christ’s wounds are thy healings, His agonies thy repose, His conflicts thy conquests, His groans thy songs, His pains thine ease, His shame thy glory, His death thy life, His suffering thy salvation.