One thing that blows me away about today is this:
Jesus died and rose from the dead for YOU. Not only for the men nailing him to the cross, not only for his disciples in ancient Biblical times, but for YOU, ME, US.
Crazy right? He knew we would hear about what he did... he knew we would have the decision to follow him and believe in what he did... and he knew that day, on the cross, how important being tortured and dying was... he knew how vital it would be that we believed he rose again...
Makes me think twice about ignoring the fact that I should be spending time with him and continually communicating with him throughout my day.