Easter is coming soon. This means things like chocolate eggs, hot cross buns and family gatherings over a 4 day break! But Easter is a very significant season of the year for us who follow Jesus. It is an opportunity to reflect on Jesus’ suffering on the Cross and a time to consider the wonder of His resurrection. Easter is primarily about God’s grace shown to all people when they least deserve it.
During the Easter season we are reminded how unworthy we are to be included in God’s family.
“But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus. God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:4-10, NLT.