Sunday, April 17, 2022

Sunday's Thought!

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"Easter Caves at Sundown"
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Easter Sunday is the culmination of events for Jesus and Christians. These events began with Palm Sunday, last week, through Holy Week, Good Friday, then Easter Sunday. Jesus was crucified so that we may have everlasting life.

However, often, this time of year, I often find myself asking the question why did Jesus love me so much that He was willing to die on a cruel cross to offer salvation from my sins so I could have eternal life in heaven? Why should He love me so?

I have had the blessing of being married to a wonderful woman for nearly 25-1/2 years. Over the years, we have had quite a few challenges from taking care of our ill parents and their going on to heaven to our own health problems to the everyday challenges of life. Over the years, I've noticed that my wife will do anything to help me through life. That's love. I do my best to do the same for her. I would give my life for her if it meant something better for her. I can understand our love for each other but for someone who has never met me to give their life for me so that I can have eternal life is challenging. 

Many years ago, I was a teenager attending a Sunday morning Worship Service at Nazarene Campmeeting. The pianist and organist played a duet for the offertory titled, "Why Should He Love Me So?" The duet was so beautiful that I looked up the words in a hymnal:

Why Should He Love Me So?

Love sent my Savior to die in my stead;
Why should He love me so?
Meekly to Calvary's cross He was led;
Why should He love me so?

Refrain:
Why should He love me so?
Why should He love me so?
Why should my Savior to Calvary go?
Why should He love me so?

Nails pierced His hands and His feet for my sin;
Why should He love me so?
He suffered sore my salvation to win:
Why should He love me so? [Refrain]

O how He agonized there in my place;
Why should He love me so?
Nothing withholding my sin to efface;
Why should He love me so? [Refrain]

- Robert Harkness (1880-1961)

The words in this hymn made me think, why? Love is the answer and the reason that Jesus died on a cross on Good Friday and rose from the grave on Easter Sunday. He did this so we can choose to believe in Him, repent of our sins, and follow him to have eternal life. To learn more about Jesus's Love for mankind, the Bible, and the Christian life, please visit Peace With God

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