When I was younger, Easter was the time when the Television will be flooded with movies of the death of Christ. I always looked forward to it. However, anytime, it got to the point where Jesus was crucified on the cross, I will hurriedly get up from the carpet, where I sat, and head towards the kitchen. The reason being I did not want to watch such a scene! The crucifixion always sends shivers down my spine. I could not and still cannot imagine how anyone could be treated with such brutality. Now, I am older, and I have fully accepted Christ as my Lord and savior. I ask this question again, what is the significance of the death of Christ. Why did Jesus have to suffer such brutality for our sake.“Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (John 15:13) NIV. He suffered that brutality so that you and I can be saved. And the least we can do is to share that love with others. He died a shameful death so that we can be saved. for God so loved the world that he gave us his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall have eternal life. Christ died for our sins so that we may have eternal life. All we must do is to believe in him How do we believe in him? Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent”. (John 6:28-29 NIV).
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13 NIV