We created these daily readings for the week of Easter to help prepare our hearts to remember and celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus our Savior! We encourage you to spend some time each day in these readings, not only reading them but processing their implications on your life and your love for God!
This week you might notice that we are using palm branches in our Easter branding. This is because the crowds laid down palm branches before the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem that first Palm Sunday believing that “Hosanna in the Highest” had come. This week lay down our praises believing that Jesus is Hosanna- the One who saves!
“Ransom For All”
Jesus didn’t seek a crown of gold to tell of His greatness, but a crown of thorns to tell of His love!
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Mark 10:45
Jesus had every right to live the life of royalty. He had every right to be served by others. He was in fact the very Son of God! He was the one of whom the Bible says “all things have been created through him and for him.” Jesus had every excuse to sit back and relax, yet Jesus refused to be served and instead He served others. And how would He serve? By doing for us what we could not do for ourselves. By dying on a cross to pay the price of our sin, to take God’s punishment of our sin on Himself. To be the ransom that paid the price for our freedom!
Day Two Account: Matthew 21:12-22