He didnt have to | Easter started with a choice

by You Have My Word

Easter started with a choice. Jesus chose, that we may live.

He didn’t have to break that bread.
He didn’t have to take that cup.
He didn’t have to be in the garden.
He didn’t have to stand before Pilate.
He didn’t have to tolerate the beatings.
He didn’t have to keep the crown of thorns.
He didn’t have to carry the cross.
He didn’t have to walk the road to Calvary.
He didn’t have to accept nails being driven into His hands and feet.
He didn’t have to hang while being mocked.
He didn’t have to take our sin.
He didn’t have to forgive.
He didn’t have to feel the Father turn His face.
He didn’t have to die, that we may live.

Jesus chose to. He chose the heart of God – to be crucified in our place, as atonement for our deeds and death. May you be struck, again, by the enormity of the selflessness of His sacrifice this Easter.

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