Easter series 1/3: If Jesus writes a letter about suffering and betrayal
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Easter series 1/3: If Jesus writes a letter about suffering and betrayal

Sometimes God speaks in the first person. That’s how personal He is in our relationship with Him. Perhaps, He is speaking to some of you who are reading this.

 

Dear child,
I’ve suffered. I get it. I get you. I’ve been there—in the darkest pit, in the most traumatic pain. Rejected by those who loved me.

“I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart has turned to wax; it has melted away within me. My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death. Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet. I can count all my bones; people stare and gloat over me. They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.” Psalm 22:14–18  ESV

But I suffered for a cause—so that God’s will may be fulfilled.

“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done” Luke 22:42 NIV

I’ve gone through it all and paid all debts once and for all, for your past, present and future wrongs.
“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us” 2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV

Most of all, I’ve made a way to connect you back to God, to an eternal, loving relationship.

John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

I’ve given you the ultimate hope that no one and nothing could ever snatch away from you. The Devil’s scheme is defeated. Death is beaten. 


“But it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.” 2 Timothy 1:10 NIV

Suffering will one day cease. 

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4 NIV


I’m here, my child. In your darkest pit, I’m with you.

Even though you can’t see me, I’m with you, you are not alone.

Don’t give up.

Don’t lose hope. 

I love you. I always have, I always will.

You’re Gonna Be Ok (Lyric Video) – Brian & Jenn Johnson

I know it’s all you’ve got to just be strong
And it’s a fight just to keep it together
I know you think that you are too far gone
But hope is never lost
Hope is never lost

Hold on, don’t let go
Hold on, don’t let go

Just take one step closer
Put one foot in front of the other
You’ll get through this
Just follow the light in the darkness
You’re gonna be ok

I know your heart is heavy from those nights
But just remember that you are a fighter
You never know just what tomorrow holds
And you’re stronger than you know
You’re stronger than you know

Hold on, don’t let go
Hold on, don’t let go

Just take one step closer
Put one foot in front of the other
You’ll get through this
Just follow the light in the darkness
You’re gonna be ok

Just take one step closer
Put one foot in front of the other
You’ll get through this
Just follow the light in the darkness
You’re gonna be ok

 

Further reading:

Why Easter in 2 minutes

Jesus paid for all our past, present and future wrongs. Redeemed us. Reconciled us back to a relationship with God.

Nothing we can do will lead us to salvation. Because “all have fallen short of God’s glory”. Imperfect man can never meet the perfect standards of God.

No good deeds will ever be enough. No one is good enough. None. Because when sin entered the first man and woman Adam and Eve, we all have fallen. Satan deceived the first man that we can be our “own god”. And he continues to do so till this day.

But Jesus, by dying on the cross and raised to LIFE again, defeated Satan’s plan of dragging mankind to eternal death. For those who trust and believe in Jesus as God—death is beaten.

We can’t earn our salvation. But Jesus gave us our salvation. He did it for us. Grace, mercy, forgiveness.

 

If this has spoken to you, here’s a prayer to invite Jesus into (or back into) your life. 

Lord Jesus,
I believe You died for my sins
I am sorry for the things I have done wrong in my life
Please forgive me. I am willing to turn from my way & follow Your way.
Thank you that You died on the cross for me so that I could be forgiven and set free.
I receive You now as my personal Saviour & Lord & invite You into my life from this moment. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

 

 

Read the other articles in this Easter series

 

 


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