April 1, 2012

We Remember

All around us, spring draws our attention to the Giver of new life. This Easter season is especially profound for me as I watch my son, a babe in Christ, discover God personally. Today, after asking a multitude of questions, he took the Lord's Supper for the first time. Why, Mom? Why did Jesus use bread and wine, Mom? Why do we do this, Mom? 
We remember, son. 

We remember how the crowd shouted and danced, full of expectations soon to go unfulfilled.

We remember how Jesus went to Jerusalem with a singular intention, how He wept over hearts who did not understand.

We remember that Jesus chose to come for us, to rescue us, by allowing His own murder.

We remember that, out of love, He became sin for us, He took God's wrath for us, that we might become the righteousness of God.

We remember, son, a love so big, so deep, so undeserved, that we can barely grasp hold of it.

With the broken bread and the poured out wine, we remember and shout, "Hosanna! Salvation is here!"

Join me this week in remembering the cross, the grave, and the resurrection. In order to prepare our hearts for Easter, I will post a prayer reflecting on Jesus' sacrifice each day. Feel free to post links to your own Easter reflections in the comments section. Happy Easter!