Easter Gifts For Every Person Found In The Cross

The best Easter gifts you’ll find are wrapped up in the cross of Christ!


Wonder why the cross is a central symbol of Christian faith? Consider the numerous Easter gifts God offers everyone through Christ's death and resurrection.

Can you believe it’s March already? That means Easter is just around the corner!

These words, from the song, Jesus, Thank You, come to mind as I think about the annual celebration of Christ’s death and resurrection:

The mystery of the cross I cannot comprehend,
The agonies of Calvary.
You the perfect Holy One, crushed Your Son,
Who drank the bitter cup reserved for me.

Your blood has washed away my sin.
Jesus, thank You.
The Father’s wrath completely satisfied.
Jesus, thank You.
Once Your enemy, now seated at Your table.
Jesus, thank You.

By Your perfect sacrifice I’ve been brought near,
Your enemy You’ve made Your friend.
Pouring out the riches of Your glorious grace,
Your mercy and Your kindness know no end.

The whole story of Jesus, from birth to crucifixion and resurrection, is an unfathomable mystery!

The life of Jesus spanned a mere 30-some years. His crucifixion on the cross was a one-time, historical event. Yet the cross has become the central symbol of Christianity.

What gives the cross, a device of torture and shame, such a position of prominence?

The cross is most certainly a clear reminder of the sacrifice Jesus made on behalf of sinners. Yet the cross also symbolizes the countless promises God has made to those who recognize their need for Christ’s righteousness.

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

Romans 8:32

Consider this incredible list of Easter gifts (there are over 50!) God makes available through the cross that His Son, Jesus, willingly endured for me and for you.

Easter Gifts Available to Everyone In The Cross of Christ

This list has been compiled from the Scriptures used in Praying the Promises of the Cross, a downloadable prayer journal and devotional available for purchase from Arabah Joy.

  • Unconditional Love
  • Acceptance
  • Faith
  • A Clean Slate
  • Paid Debt
  • Boldness & Confidence
  • Righteousness
  • Forgiveness
  • An Intercessor or Spokesperson
  • A Guiding Hand
  • Refuge
  • An Offering
  • A New Identity

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17

  • A New Family
  • A Guarantee
  • Redemption
  • Purity
  • An Intercessor
  • A Substitute
  • Fresh Desires
  • Wisdom
  • New Abilities
  • Mercy
  • A Spirit Responsive to God
  • Mediator
  • Peace with God

Romans 5:1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Grace
  • A Kind, Supportive Master
  • Salvation
  • A New Name
  • Preservation
  • An Honorable Heritage
  • Love to Spare
  • A Renewed Heart
  • Direction
  • A Welcome
  • Clean Conscience
  • Joy
  • Transformation

2 Corinthians 3:18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.

  • Hope
  • An Imperishable Inheritance
  • A Burden-Bearer
  • A Scapegoat
  • Adoption
  • A Clean Wardrobe
  • An Audience with The King
  • A Calling
  • A Place to Belong
  • New Abilities
  • Sanctification
  • Comfort & Consolation
  • Justification

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.

Freedom from:

  • Blame
  • Debt
  • Fear of Death
  • Condemnation
  • Life of Guilt
  • Guilty Conscience
  • The Law
  • Judgment
  • Power of Sin
  • Punishment
  • Darkness
  • Wrath

And that list is just the beginning! God promises that He is preparing even more good things to come for those who love Him.

1 Corinthians 2:9 Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither has entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.

The cross is not merely “fire-insurance.” It is not simply a “Get-Out-Of-Judgment-Free” card. For those who put their trust in Christ’s redemptive sacrifice on the cross, it is a sign of love, a symbol of all the blessings that Jesus purchased.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

John 10:10

Will you take some time to study the amazing Easter gifts God offers you?

Praying the Promises of the Cross puts the Scriptures that reveal these gifts right at your fingertips.

I’ve been using this beautiful journal myself lately. The simple practice of taking time to meditate on the depth of these truths has been refreshing.

Get your own Christ-centered Prayer Journal here for 40 days of focusing on all God offers you in the cross.

Promises of the Cross - A Journal of Easter gifts God offers to everyone through the cross of Christ

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Hi, I'm Abi, an ordinary wife and mom serving an extraordinary God. I spend my days serving my husband and the 5 colorful, noisy kids we've adopted. I'm still learning to delight in the daily challenges God sends my way and am glad to have you join me on that journey. I want you to know that nothing in real-life comes out as neatly and cleanly as it appears to in writing!

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    • says

      Truly incredible that God does help us understand more and more about His great love and yet there’s still so much to take in! Glad we have all eternity!

  1. says

    Hi Abi, when we think of all the God has given us, it’s unimaginable. You’ve created a long list, yet it doesn’t even begin to cover all that God offers us when we’re in Christ. Amazing!
    I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying Arabah’s devotional. It really is an ideal resource for this time of year leading up to Easter. Thanks for sharing your insights and such beautiful and inspiring images!

    • says

      The cross truly is an unfathomable gift . . . one we can focus on now as we approach the Easter celebration and then keep in front of us all the time. Appreciate your kind words, Marva.

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