This year I’ve been investing all my time in launching and marketing Refuge. My heart is overwhelmed with gratitude that I can tell this page-turning, gut-wrenching, surprise-ending redemptive story of God’s mercy!

I want everyone to know that God loves them and will forgive them, no matter what they’ve done. Jesus told this in parables. I tell it in a novel.

But, for this most holy of weeks, I’m taking time off from marketing. I’m going to focus in on the beauty of Christ’s sacrifice and the triumph of his resurrection. I’ll be sharing several posts of short meditations this week. It’s time to pause busy pursuits and racing minds to focus on Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection.

Jesus is the great passion of my life! My heart overflows with joy and wonder at the reality of Christ in me. With pleasure I turn to focus my writing this week on the miracle of him.

What was the point of Christ’s coming? Who was he anyway? Why did he choose to be born into an ancient world without modern conveniences? And, what was his death all about—why did he need to, indeed want to, die?

To understand Easter, we need to ponder these questions, because every part of Christ’s incarnation and his crucifixion was done intentionally. I began this Lenten season with meditations on why Christ’s death was necessary for our redemption and why he chose to give his life by crucifixion.

jesus closeup on cross

I invite you to revisit those two posts and meditate on why Christ came and why he died as he did.

CLICK HERE: Why Did Jesus Die?

CLICK HERE: Why Crucifixion?

How is this applied to us? Consider the reality of the deep truths of the gospel as Paul summarized in 2 Timothy 1:9-10:

“God has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.”

Today, as you pass through your day, consider these verses. This is a day for rejoicing in these truths!