All posts tagged: redemption

Finding the Rhythm of Salvation

What does Easter mean to you? I was asked this question recently. It’s a question I consider every year as the hot cross buns and chocolate bunnies begin to line supermarket shelves, because every year it feels like those things try to crowd out the heart of this holiday period. For me, they will never overshadow the celebration of Jesus’ mission on earth more than 2000 years ago, to provide a way for direct relationship with God. Jesus was crucified on the Friday, for no reason other than the blind hatred of the crowds. Even Pilate, the governor of the day, symbolically washed his hands when he saw the crowd would not be placated unless he handed Jesus over to be crucified. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said, washing his hands, “It is your responsibility”. Jesus endured every indignity. He was spat on, mocked, flogged, a crown of thorns was rammed onto his head and then he was hung from a crude cross, nails driven through his palms. He was left to die. …