Happy Resurrection Day!

  
Easter is such a special time.  The earth is renewing.  The dormant trees are budding.  Flowers coming to life.

It is also the time that Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus.  The Risen and ever living.  The Alpha and Omega.  The Second Adam.  The Redeemer.  The Sinless, Spotless lamb who took away the sins of the world. 

Many ask Why?  What I’ve learned, and what I believe.

Because He was the only One who could.

You don’t have to believe.  But I get to Believe.  I choose to believe.  And yes, inspite all my messed up ways, I know….I know He’s there, I know he loves me, and I’m so happy he does.

Happy Resurrection Sunday!

He is Risen indeed!

  

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Happy Easter, He is risen indeed!

My favorite “he is risen” story is in Acts when he walks with the two on the road to Emmaeus.  The two were so sad because Jesus had been crucified, and they didn’t recognize him.  But Jesus being Jesus didn’t leave them sad, he revealed himself and gave them the assurance of his triumph.

I haven’t “seen” Him, but I believe He’s alive and that His love is the greatest gift in my life.

Enjoy your day.

The road to Emmaus

Easter is the best holiday. Not just because it celebrates life on so many levels Spiritually, physically, and in nature but because Easter’s focus is Christ’s victory over the grave.

Jesus cried on Friday “it is finished” before He gave up His Spirit. On Sunday He rose. He walked with his disciples down the Emmaus road and according to Luke 24:30-32, ‘He opened their eyes to scripture and their hearts burned within them.’

So my focus today is on Jesus’ finished work. He defeated death, hell, and the grave. He took a scourging so that ‘by his stripes, we are healed’. He bore our sins, that we would be made righteous. He is alive! He is with us every day, and he does not turn any away from Him. Who is like our Jesus?
I could go on and on.

Today, take some time to thank your Father for His beautiful Son. For He loved us so much, He did not hold back the perfect life that was given to free us from all sin. Walk down that Emmaus road with Him, and let Him open your eyes to scripture.

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