Today is Easter Sunday, a celebration of the resurrected king. The day that became a game-changer once they realized that the tomb was empty. Today, we remember the sacrifice that was made for us, and more importantly, the grave that was defeated.
I got this tattoo about a month or so ago. I was originally inspired to get it because of the Jon Foreman song, My Love Goes Free, but upon deeper thought, it really means so much more to me than the words of that lovely song. Four little words: my love goes free. It is meek, it is sacrificial, but it is a proclamation-and a strong one at that.
When Christ took our place on the cross, he was freeing us from the burden of our sin. His love was so resilient, that He was willing to endure the most painful of punishments all so that we could be cleansed. And then, he defeated death; he broke the bonds of sin. Because of that, we celebrate. Because of this, we love. We are free to love because of His sacrifice, because of His love.
We love because He first loved us. [1 John 4:19]
This is why, on this day, we celebrate our resurrected king. We celebrate our freedom in Him. Our ability to love, because we were loved first. Make the choice to love people today. Show them what it means to be free to love; a price was paid so you could.
"The ground began to shake, the stone was rolled away.
His perfect love could not be overcome.
Now death where is your sting?
Our resurrected King has rendered you defeated.
Forever He is glorified."
-Forever, Brian Johnson
Happy Easter guys.