Easter is a time to celebrate the amazing gift God gave to us through His Son, and the crazy amount of love he has for us to send Jesus to die FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS so that we might have everlasting life with him in eternity!
It is also a time to reflect on the amazing miracles he has performed.
This truely amazing GIFT occurred during the time of Passover, which is a festival that commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt.
I don't know about you, but sometimes I find myself reading passages in the Bible and, while I know they are stories of things that really happened to real people in history, I often find myself not really thinking about them as such. As just people in lovely stories through which God wants to speak to us. Not as real, flesh and blood people who experienced both fantastic & wondrous experiences, and truly horrific and terrifying ones!
If you have ever just washed over those chapters in Exodus about the plagues and then escape from Egypt by the Israelites just thinking, 'yeah, he's a powerful God' and then just kept going. Really consider this - IT REALLY TRUELY HAPPENED!!! And - those plagues must have been TERRIFYING for the Egyptians!!!
Watch the youtube video below and really put yourself in their shoes!
**NB: Please note, I found this video via HERE.