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April 20, 2003
Where Good Friday was when God loved us most, Easter is when He saved us by conquering death. The sacrificial love shown by Jesus on the cross reminds me of two Old Testament images. One was the original Passover, when God allowed the Israelites to mark their houses in blood to spare their first-born children from death. The second was when God covered Moses with His hand while Moses hid in the cleft of a rock to protect Moses from dying in His presence. Easter is the victory celebration of a God gentle enough to shield us with His hand.