I couldn’t let Easter Sunday pass without sharing a couple of coloring pages with you. The first one is based on Isaiah 53:4-6.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
But thankfully — thankfully — the story doesn’t end with Jesus’ death on the cross. For as we read in the book of Acts,
But God raised Him from the dead, releasing Him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for Him to be held in its clutches. (Acts 2:24)
You can read the full account in Matthew 28:1-7,
Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. “He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold, I have told you.”
Isn’t that fantastic news? Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!
The artwork for both these coloring pages comes from the public domain — I just paired each scene with related verses to make it fit the page a little better.
And here’s another project I completed for Easter this year — a new music video.
All the powers of evil and darkness weren’t enough to keep Jesus in the grave, and they’ll never be enough to separate us from His love, either, for the Bible assures us “neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)