Lest I Forget Gethsemane
Author, David Patterson writes,
Without Jesus, without the Risen Savior in our hearts, life is like:
. . . A chocolate Easter Bunny – empty on the inside.
. . . An Easter Bunny always hopping here and there.
. . . Last year’s Easter outfit that doesn’t quite fit.
. . . An Easter Lily – it soon withers and dries up.
. . . An unopened Easter card with the love unclaimed.
. . . A bag of Jelly Beans, sugary and sweet but lacking substance.
. . . An unfound Easter Basket full of gifts that spoil and go to waste.
. . . A colored egg that looks great but cracks under pressure.
. . . An Easter parade – a long journey with no destination.
The Apostle Paul knew the secret to keeping Easter alive every day of the year. He wrote to the church at Corinth:
I resolved to know nothing except Jesus Christ and Him crucified (I Cor. 2:2)
Though, we are Easter people, might we not forget the price that was paid so we can celebrate. Lest I forget Gethsemane, lest I forget His agony, lest I forget His love for me, I am like the Easter Bunny and Easter Parade - empty on the inside and on a journey with no destination.
I ask God to do as the songwriter says, “Lead me to Calvary.”