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9 Powerful Quotes to Meditate on This Good Friday

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"Easter is always the answer to 'My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me!'” Here are nine life-changing Easter quotes to meditate on this Holy Week while on your own, with your family or with your community.


This Good Friday, we encourage you to set aside some time to sit with the Lord, thankful heart in hand, and meditate on all that Christ gave us through the events of Easter. These nine quotes carry a depth of wisdom, insight and humble passion to aid in marking your journey toward a deeper understanding of what the Easter season is truly about.

9 Powerful Quotes to Meditate on This Easter

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1. Pope John Paul II

“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”

2. Rick Warren

“Jesus did not die on the cross just so we could live comfortable, well-adjusted lives. His purpose is far deeper: He wants to make us like himself before he takes us to heaven. This is our greatest privilege, our immediate responsibility and our ultimate destiny.”

3. Ravi Zacharias

“Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world. That cross and resurrection at the core of the Gospel is the only hope for humanity. Wherever you go, ask God for wisdom on how to get that Gospel in, even in the toughest situations of life.”

4. Billy Graham

“God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.'”

5. Reba McEntire

“Easter is very important to me, it’s a second chance.”

6. Madeleine L’Engle

“Easter is always the answer to ‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me!’”

7. Martin Luther

“Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.” 

8. Lee Strobel

“Jesus Christ did not come into this world to make bad people good; He came into this world to make dead people live.” 

9. A.W. Tozer

“We understand and acknowledge that the Resurrection has placed a glorious crown upon all of Christ’s sufferings!”