The phrase, “What would Jesus do?” became popular in the United States in the 1990’s and as a personal motto for followers of Evangelical Christianity who used the phrase as a reminder of their belief to act in a manner that would demonstrate their love for Jesus through their actions.
Easter is about what Jesus did. Matthew 27:27-31, “The soldiers stripped him; put a scarlet robe on him. They placed a crown of thorns upon his head, placed a reed in his right hand. And knelt down before him and mocked him saying hail king of the Jews! They spit on him, took the reed and began to beat him. They lead him away to crucify him.”
What did Jesus do? He died. Matthew 10:38-39, “And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” What can we do? Be willing to lay down our lives that someone might come to know our savior. Jesus was spit on and beaten hopefully we won’t have to go through that. There are times when we may have to step away from what is comfortable. Easter is about giving and sacrifice; and because of our savior’s sacrifice, we have an opportunity for new life through the death of Christ. I pray that the reality of Easter will come alive in our hearts even the more.