Response to Christ’s Gift of Easter

 A wonderful gift was given. A tremendous price was paid.

An investment for your salvation was sacrificially made.

Christ gave His life, shed His blood for our sins. On the cross He was crucified.

Like a criminal He was led to death, but as our Savior He died.

Yet, with His death came life anew, and victory over sin!

The debt He paid said, “I love you. Now your sins are forgiven.”

Forgiveness, a word oft’ misunderstood, means to pardon or excuse,

It means giving God’s grace and receiving His grace, that grudges are refused.

It doesn’t mean there won’t be punishment, or consequences to be paid,

But in response to Christ’s gift of Easter, heart’s offerings should be made.

For the Bible says to us be kind, tenderhearted and forgiving, too;

Even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you. 1

The Bible also says Christ’s forgiveness, will make us clean and white as snow,2

That in Christ we’ll live forever.  Shame and evil will rule us no more.

Let’s rejoice in the gift of forgiveness! Let’s rejoice that Christ overcame sin!

Let’s rejoice in Christ’s victory over death, and for eternal life with Him!

(Written by Renee Myers, 4-9-12)

  1. Ephesians 4:32
  2. Isaiah 1:18