These are some simple designs I was planning to create and post for Easter this year…but, alas, my laziness got the better of me, so I’m just now getting them done. You know what they say though, better late than never. Besides, Easter isn’t a one day a year event. It’s an every day of the year lifestyle.
On Good Friday, there was GORE…
In the garden of Gethsemane, agony and prayer. Take the cup, Father. Take the cup. Drops of sweat like blood.
For thirty worthless pieces of silver the ultimate betrayal has been carried out. A kiss. Then remorse and grief. But the deed cannot be undone. Death by hanging.
Hundreds of armed soldiers coming for one perfect man like a common criminal. The remaining disciples flee, save two. But one denies the Christ three times. Now only one remains.
A trial before Herod. Before Pilate.
The soldiers – mocking and jeering, spitting and slapping. Crown of thorns. Robe of purple.
The chief priests – riling up and falsely accusing.
The people – insistent and demanding, shouting, Crucify Him! Crucify Him! But, why? What has He done? Still they cry, Crucify Him!
A guilty conscience. Hands washed of innocent blood.
A long, brutal walk to Golgotha. Feet pierced. Hands pierced. A Son forsaken. A thief saved.
Then an earthquake and death. Yes, truly this was the Son of God.
On Holy Saturday, there was GRAVE…
A silence and sadness on earth.
But a great rejoicing in Hell for the Divine is no more. The Light of the world has been extinguished. Mankind is doomed to sickness, death, and hell for all of eternity.
Wait, what is that thing that never dies? It has been bruised and beaten, but not destroyed. That thing called Hope. It seeks out the grieving disciples and the faithful women.
Remember, Hope whispers. He said He would rise again.
On Easter Sunday, there was GLORY…
They come cautiously to the tomb, only to run away with joy. The stone has been rolled back. The grave is empty.
He is risen! Just like He said He would.
He has gone to Heaven now, but He is coming back again. Prince of peace. Lord of lords. King of kings. Righteous and holy. Light, life, and living water.
What does this mean for us?
Death and the grave have been conquered forever. Evil, though it still spreads, has already been defeated. Fear has departed. Faith has come. All have a chance to be redeemed.