One of the most striking things about Easter is that it shows us the heart of the Father. According to the world’s standards, it’s normal for us to heap shame & guilt upon people for their actions that have wounded us – betrayal, hurt, rejection, you name it.⠀ ⠀
The crazy thing about God is that He's not like the world. Even when we chose other things that were never meant or able to satisfy us, He didn’t draw away in His hurt. He never gave up on His choice to love us; He never stopped seeing us as valuable & worthy.⠀ ⠀
The beauty of Jesus is that He came to earth, saw where we were, had compassion upon us & RAN to the Cross so that we could be right before our Father. He took all of the shame & guilt upon Himself so that we could once again wear robes of righteousness instead of cloaks of shame & rings of honor instead of disgrace. So, no matter where you’ve been, what you’ve done, or what you’ve seen, Jesus gives us a different ending to our story – so different than what we’d expect.