Cross vs the Manger

This post has been on my mind, so I thought I would share it again. Happy Easter!

Easter is more important than Christmas.

A friend made a similar statement to me this week and it got me thinking . . .

Is it?

I can hear your rebuttal because I went through the same debate. You can’t have Easter without Christmas. Jesus had to be born first. It’s just as important.

Right? redeemed

The more I thought about it, the more I’m not sure it is. Don’t get me wrong. I love Christmas. It’s my favorite time of year. But if Jesus came as a baby just to be a great prophet, what would we have gained?

Great teaching. That’s it. We could get that anywhere.

No. He came as a baby to die. There was a bigger and better purpose. To pay the penalty for our sins.

For you.

For me.

So that we may have eternal life.

Without that we’re lost.

So why don’t we celebrate Easter more than Christmas? Perhaps some do. I know I’m guilty of putting more emphasis on Dec 25thThe ultimate gift was given on the tree with a hammer and nails, not the one decorated with tinsel and lights. (Click to TWEET.)

easter blog

Is it because we’ve forgotten why He came?

This week I’ve been reminded of that reason in different ways. Through a conversation with a friend and the song below.

The beginning of the story—Christmas—is definitely important, but it’s the ending—Easter—that remains forever.

We just have to accept His gift.

Let’s look to Golgotha this Easter because . . .

It’s all about the cross.

1 Peter 2:24 (NIV)

“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

What do you think? Do we tend to celebrate Christmas more than Easter? Share your thoughts.

It’s About The Cross (by Jamison J. Statema)

The Ball Brothers

The words in this song are powerful. It’s really not just about the manger . . .

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: