Thoughts on Easter

This photo was taken in Guimaras – a breathtaking view from the “secret” beach we discovered.

First of all, I’d like to greet you a Happy Easter! This days means so much to me and to many Christians all over the world. Today, we celebrate God’s ultimate sacrifice – the death and resurrection of Jesus, enabling the reconciliation between God and man.

In light of Easter, I want to share some of my reflections. Sometimes, with the busyness of life, the power of the cross can be taken for granted.

I want to be able to look back to this day and remember.

Some quick reflections:

  • Although I feel it everyday, I will never be able to fully comprehend the depth of God’s love for me. Being aware of how much I am loved and accepted just as I am, gives me a renewed sense of self-worth and confidence. It also allows me to be authentic – to be myself especially in times when I have to go against what is currently popular.
  • Our life’s calling is intrinsically woven to our faith. God asks us to remain in the “vine”, which represents Jesus, so that we can bear much fruit. “For without me, you can do nothing” (John 15:5).
  • Our ultimate purpose may appear menial or unimportant to the world. Not everyone is called to be a superstar. Jesus after all, had a humble birth and worked as a carpenter – not the most lavish of professions. But that is okay! In the end, we will only be accountable to one person. What is important is that we are successful in God’s eyes.
  • Combine faith with hard work. Though Jesus had direct access to the Father and despite of Him being equally God, He still had to go through the cross. Jesus did the ACTUAL work to enable us to have salvation.
  • Jesus’ resurrection reminds us that He has triumphed over death, the thing that most people fear and dread. So whatever problems or challenges we have, we can take heart that we have a savior who has overcome the worst of human depravity. This enables us to have courage.
  • Never forget that life is short. Live life now as if we are living for eternity. We came to this world with nothing and we will leave it without taking anything with us. Only our relationships will endure – the one we have with God and the one we have with other people. That’s why when God talked about the 3 virtues; faith, hope and love, He emphasized that love is the virtue that tops them all.

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. – John 3:16

Have a glorious Sunday folks!

 

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1 Response

  1. Yangyang Valenzuela says:

    Life is precious indeed!

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