Volunteer

Last week, someone told me the most influential statement about Easter that I think I’ve ever heard. She said, “Jesus was not a victim. He was a volunteer.” I feel like that’s obvious in the Bible, but it really hit me when it was pointed out.

I do find myself feeling sympathy and pain when hearing the story of the crucifixion. And that’s normal, but after thinking about the idea of a volunteer instead of a victim, I find myself feeling a little bit of pride- pride that Jesus was able to do what was needed, pride that He overcame the pain and ultimately death, and pride to be a part of Christ’s family this Easter.

I know this was a short one, but I just wanted to share a new thought about Easter on this Good Friday.