Sunday, April 20, 2014

He's Not Dead!

Happy Resurrection Day! I hope you all enjoyed your holiday as much as I did. This is one of my favorite holidays because I am always so humbled and so grateful for the sacrifice that Jesus gave. To allow himself to suffer so greatly. To allow himself to be nailed  on a cross that he could have easily come down from. Jesus knew that if he would have come down that none of us would have a chance at salvation and eternal life. In that moment that Jesus hung on the cross he became sin for us. He took our punishment and died our death so we would not have to die in sin.  

 But the most wonderful news in the world is that Jesus did not stay in that grave.  Satan thought he had won.  But on day three when Mary, and some of her friends went  down to visit the tomb of Jesus they realized he was no longer there. The tomb was empty. See Matthew 28:6.  Jesus Christ had risen as he promised.  And by Jesus rising from the dead, he conquered death! It was not the end. Death is  not the end for those who die IN Jesus Christ but it is only the beginning.     

By accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as your savior you accept life. Eternal life.  You accept victory over your earthly body and everything that comes with it..sickness, temptations, limitations, the unknown, even death.  St John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever would believe on him should not perish, but have everlasting life!    The Good News is He is NOT dead.. and because of that we can live!   Praise Him, Praise our God forever for his selfless act. Happy Easter everyone!