Tomorrow is Easter, April 8th. The Lord rose from the borrowed tomb while it was dark on that morning approximately two millennia ago.
The assortment of thoughts that run through my mind wanders from past to present to the future. He dominates the landscape no matter where the thoughts run on this approaching Easter:
What are these wounds on your hands and feet?
"Those I suffered in the house of my friends."
How is it possible?
"By the power given unto me from the Father I have overcome all things."
Did not our hearts burn within us?
He is dressed in red, coming in judgment, to reward those who waited on Him and to punish and remove the wicked.
The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. The Lion of Judah. The Son of David. The Scepter of Judah. The Slain. The Risen. The Redeemer.
So we might understand who He is and have faith in Him, He declared in meekness: "I am greater than them all," and "I am more intelligent than them all." And again, I am the light and the life of the world. I have drunk out of that bitter cup which the Father hath given me, and have glorified the Father in taking upon me the sins of the world, in the which I have suffered the will of the Father in all things from the beginning."
"What I call 'clean' call thou not 'unclean.'"
"Therefore I command you to repent-- repent, lest I smite you by the rod of my mouth, and by my wrath, and by my anger, and your sufferings be sore-- how sore you know not, how exquisite you know not, yea, how hard to bear you know not. For behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all that they might not suffer if they would repent; but if they would not repent they must suffer even as I; which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit-- and would that I might not drink the bitter cup, and shrink-- Nevertheless, glory be to the Father, and I partook and finished my preparations unto the children of men."
Why is it "preparations" Lord?
"It is given unto you to choose. I can prepare, but you must choose to repent. I call upon all men to repent and come unto Me."
Seeing, they do not understand, hearing, they do not listen. They have lost the desire for knowledge and they have fallen away. Isaiah said we would change the ordinances, break the covenant, but Christ tells us to pray continually: Thy will be done, thy kingdom come...
To rescue a broken and fallen people, we have His light and the life He gave for us. Look unto Him and live. We have hope in Christ Jesus.
The Glorious One. The Father of the saved. The Firstborn. The Son of God. Jehovah.