Monday, March 24, 2008

Jesus is risen! He is risen, indeed!

Laurin, one of my Facebook friends, posted her thoughts on Facebook. I think her excitement about our Savior needs to be caught. Too many people just think of Easter as another day...ham sandwiches and chocolate bunnies. Let's boldly share this message of hope through out the remainder of the year, not just once a year! And, let's get believers, we have the hope of eternal life.

As my pastor shared on Friday night, Jesus' resurrection changed everything. Without it, His followers would've scattered, and what we know as Christianity would've simply died off as just another sect of Judaism. The faith would have died when Jesus did.

But He rose. And that changes everything. That means that everything He said was true. He was the Messiah, our Savior. He was God. He had come to earth to show us who God is and to show us how to live. And His death had bought us our salvation. The resurrection changed everything.

Many truths in scripture became true about us when we accepted what Jesus did on the cross as payment for our sins 2,000 years ago. "If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins" (1 Corinthians 15:17).

But He did rise. Our faith isn't futile. Our sins have been paid for. Our salvation is secure. Our King is alive!!"He is not here; he has risen, just as he said!" (Matthew 28:6). Thank You, Jesus! May we live in the truths You died to give us.
Live like the children of the King you are, y'all!! Have a great week, rescued ones!

Laurin Makohon, YW editor

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