Today is celebrated around the world as “Good Friday” as a reminder of the good God did by ordaining his son to be crucified on our behalf two thousand years ago. If you think about it, it’s kind of strange that Christians throughout history would celebrate such a gruesome event. There’s a reason we celebrate Good Friday though, despite all of the horrors Jesus faced that day, and it’s because Easter was just around the corner. As we get closer to Easter, it’s imperative that we get our hearts and minds right with what we’re actually celebrating – not bunnies and eggs, but a Savior slain for our sins and resurrected to give us life. We especially appreciated the following blogs and hope you do too!
Easter and the Great Wedding to Come by Jason Johnson via The Gospel Coalition
The Problem of Palm Sunday by Jonathan Parnell via Desiring God (The first of a 7-post series from several of the men at Desiring God.)
How Easter Relates to Suffering: 5 Reflections on Living in Light of Sin and Evil – Part 1 by Stephen J. Wellum via The Southern Blog
How Easter Relates to Suffering: 5 Reflections on Living in Light of Sin and Evil – Part 2 by Stephen J. Wellum via The Southern Blog
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 1:3-5, ESV