Christ the Lord is Risen today!! Hallelujah! Today I spent some time reading in all 4 gospels the accounts of the crucifixion. It was really neat to get all the perspectives. Though there were differences, they all told the same history, a different perspective. Christ died to set us free! That is what Easter is all about. A sinless, blameless man walked the earth and died a brutal death so that we could be reconciled with God. We are free, redeemed, adopted, chosen, blessed, loved, accepted and renewed!
Phoebe has been asking alot about being baptised and becoming a Christ follower. Last Saturday night a young lady at church accepted Christ and was baptised. She stood before family and friends and professed the faith she has in Jesus! Everyone clapped, cheered and sweet Phoebe looked over at me, with a big smile, but in a question stated, “it’s that easy?” I smiled back and said “yes, it’s that easy, you just have to believe” Now, I did explain that being a Christian is hard, we are called to be different. We are not to have worldly standards but live by God’s word, which is Truth. We are not perfect but strive to be like Jesus. We have a Savior that we can go to and ask for forgiveness and because of what was done on the cross whatever “it” is..is not remembered. Thank you Jesus!
This Easter do you need some renewal? Do you need a fresh start? Do you need to follow through with a commitment? Do you need a change? What is your need? Take it to the cross. Lay it at the base and humbly give yourself and it to God. He will meet you there.
I pray that you rejoice in our risen Savior. The rock is rolled away and Christ is alive!
In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him