Easter – A Depiction Of God’s Sacrificial Love

The Methodist Church in Fiji calls for Christians to take ownership of their faith and practice love the very reason Jesus sacrificed His life for.
19 Apr 2019 10:00
Easter – A Depiction Of God’s Sacrificial Love
Many Christians worldwide celebrate Easter with special church services, music, candlelight, flowers and the ringing of church bells.

Easter comes once a year and is celebrated in Christian communities all around the world. It is a time of reflection. It is a time of remembrance.

It is a time to revisit not only the death and resurrection of Jesus, but most importantly the reason He sacrificed His life for all humanity.

This year on the 21st of April the Methodist Churches welcomes Easter with the theme “Christ has completed all the work for our salvation.”

When we reflect on this theme, we learn that the main factor, the key component of this process is Love. In John 3:16 the bible states, “For God so loved the World, that he gave his only begotten son ……”.

This same message of love, has a very special and significant place in the meaning of Easter. Easter reminds not only Christians but all humanity of Gods inclusive, and unconditional love.

The love that is not only spoken, but the love that is put into action as is exampled in John 3:16. The Greek word for salvation is “soterio” and it as a broader meaning than we often think of in English. It is also the word that means restoration, safety and soundness in health, as well as preservation from danger and the guarantee of safety.

When God says He loves the world, it means that He loves and care about humanity and also His creations. His action clearly presents his commitment to the cause.

When we are faced with the global issue of drugs and violation of human rights, when our irresponsible actions are contributing to climate change.

When our youths are impacted by the negative force of the internet and social media. When the trend of rape, child molestation and domestic violence continues to victimize our women and children.

The Methodist Church in Fiji calls for Christians to take ownership of their faith and practice love the very reason Jesus sacrificed His life for.

To stand against all negative and evil forces that will continue to infest on the values and moral of society.

The Church calls our religious leaders, political leaders, community leaders to take leading role and be role models of love and respect, tolerance and understanding, for these powerful values are the reason Christ was sacrificed.

The Church calls for all citizens to work together and take ownership of the environment and initiate proper steps to address climate change and pollution, and to work towards establishing a drug and violence free society.

To curb the negative force of internet and social media through advocacy addressing these issues that are affecting young people today.

Christ’s sacrifice sets a platform for salvation and restoration and safety of all God’s creation. Our responsibility is to continue the work Christ started.

May the spirit of Easter grace us all.

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