On the cross Jesus completely identified with us and with our needs -- that's what the Savior of the world does. Now He calls us to identify with Him in His life, His death and His resurrection -- that's what a follower of Christ does. To have the right Easter I.D. we must identify with Jesus on the cross. Too often Christians tend to hurry past the Cross and to rush to the Resurrection. That's understandable, but regrettable. The Resurrection represents the victory, and all of us love the exhilaration of a victory. But there is so much to consider and experience at the Cross. So much we cannot afford to miss. Unless we look long enough at the Cross, the Resurrection will never mean nearly as much to us as it did to Christ.
I just played a great gig!