Dear loving merciful Lord, I humbly place myself in Your presence filled with awe and gratitude as I contemplate your Easter gift to all humanity. Your love for us is so great and beyond comprehension. When I think of how You chose to come to us as one of us, ultimately to die a shameful horrible death as one of us to save all of us – I struggle to wrap my head around that. And yet, You have revealed the great love that surrounds Your entire plan and especially in Your Passion and I see it as a work of incredible beauty. I feel the intense love in my heart and I begin to see how that love kept You walking one step at a time to the Cross. I think of how intense love for another has motivated me to do irrational, even superhuman things for that person. Then I think of how You have an even deeper and more intense love, not just for one, but for all humanity and even more for Your heavenly Father and suddenly, that walk from the manger in the stable to the Cross on Calvary begins to make sense and I see how Your divine nature gave You the strength to complete that mission in a human body. I imagine Your resurrected body walking out of the tomb and appearing to Your beloved friends and my heart quickens and I am filled with great joy. I want to laugh and cry and shout out to the whole world, “HE IS RISEN! He has saved us all! We will be together forever because of Him!” Oh dear Lord, what a gift of understanding You have given to Your humble daughter in a time on earth where so many have turned away from You. I am deeply grateful and filled with joy!
“Yes My dear child, you have heard My message and that brings Me joy too. Go and spread that message to people everywhere. Share that joy and spread that love to all around you. Love as I have loved, that is My deepest desire. Then we can all be one.”