1It’s called the Last Supper, but that’s not really true. Jesus looked forward to a time in the future when He would be alive, and He would celebrate a feast in the Kingdom of God. This will be a future time of reunion, refreshment, and rejoicing.
2I’ve never had major surgery, but I’ve been told many times by patients that the worst part of major surgery was waiting for it. It’s the dread that is often worse than the experience itself. Just imagine the dread Jesus experienced that night.
3Before Jesus ever reached the cross, He faced unspeakable torture at the hands of the cruel Roman soldiers. There are accounts of Roman soldiers flogging prisoners to death. But the point of flogging was to bring them close to death so the crucifixion time would be shortened. Recent movies depict the crucifixion, but no movie could ever truly show the horror of the torture of Christ.
4You may scratch your head and ask, “Why? Why would God send His Son to die for us?” The answer is simple: LOVE. You’ve heard of a crime of passion. The cross was a place of passion. But it wasn’t our passion; it was the loving passion of God who loved us enough to send His Son to die for us.
5Mary Magdalene was one of the eyewitnesses of the resurrection. She was the last one at the cross and the first one at the tomb. She had to answer three Easter questions that day, and these are the same three questions that each of us must answer today.