It was a great Easter Sunday today in the Wolfe household! We all gathered in our respective churches. Our one son, a pastor, along with his family led his growing flock in worshipping our Risen Lord. The rest of us gathered at my church which was packed to overflowing with worshippers followed by a family celebration at our home with our 3 son’s families including our eight grandchildren. There is something about Easter which brings people to church and families together. I was perusing Facebook and saw picture after picture of families celebrating together, posts from friends wishing everyone a happy or blessed Easter or Resurrection Sunday. It is a good thing!
Why is it such a big deal? What is all the hullabaloo about? I tell you, it’s about life! It’s about new resurrected lives! My pastor said it very straight forward today, “No one gets out of this world alive.” We are all on a journey to eternity, some sooner, some later but inevitably that day will come and it will be very important to know whether we are still living in our sins or have been saved from our sins. It’s that simple. The saved ones aren’t perfect, that’s a given. But they have a source of new life that is out of this world.
The Apostle Paul said it well, “If any man be in Christ he is a new creation. Old things are passed away, behold all things become new.” (2 Cor 5:17) We have a young preacher boy at our church named Chris. He’s only 16 but God has saved him and given him a burden to preach. He will preach at our church this coming Sunday before competing in a youth talent competion in a couple of weeks. Chris has experienced the New Birth spoken of by Jesus in John chapter three. Today he posted the below message on facebook. I thought I’d share his message just as he posted it:
Hello everyone and happy easter! In this time of year we go and meet family. And we usually spend time with each other. And we play games eat and have a good time. But a lot of people don’t seem to realize what easter is all about. Easter is about Jesus Christ resurrecting from the dead. Jesus Christ died on the cross and 3 days later he conquered death after dying and then he ascended up into heaven to open the gates for everyone. Sinners like me and sinners like you so that we can have eternal life with Jesus. Jesus did not have to die on the cross for us “No no no no” he wanted to die on the cross for us to give us eternal life. Don’t you see this is a free gift that Jesus gave us. I’m so thankful that he died for me because now I can see him forever in heaven. I’m so thankful that he forgives me of my sins that I confess to him. I’m so thankful that my father in heaven does not break his promises he says in John 3:16 “For god so loved the world that he gave his only son that whoever believes in him will have eternal life.” If you believe that Jesus Christ our lord and savior died on the cross for your sins and he rose again 3 days later I promise you he will save you. I’m so thankful that he has saved me.
This is an example of what Jesus can do in a life surrendered to Him. A resurrected life! If you want to know more about what it means to be saved then check out the below message which will explain in detail how you can have a resurrected life and one that is ready for heaven.
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