Sorry for the lack of posts last week. It's been a crazy week to say the least. Our return to school from Spring Break included 3 track meets, my beginning the Insanity workout program, church on Wednesday night, and keeping our 4-month old granddaughter this weekend. Yes, we've been busy, but in it all, we've been blessed! And today is Easter, the absolute, without a doubt most important holiday for Christianity.
" 1On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” " -- Luke 24:1-7
And that's the story of our hope, that we can forgo the trappings of this world because our faith tells us it matters not what our station in this life is, because Jesus Christ came, lived, died, and rose again so that we might all have eternal life. Our God loved us so much that He sent His Son to earth to teach, then to suffer, then to die, then to rise so that we can one day spend eternity with Him in Heaven.
That's how great our God is and HE IS ALIVE!
For years I tried to find peace and happiness through material things and worldly possessions. I learned that none of those things are guaranteed or permanent. Only after the loss of Amanda did I truly realize what I had been missing all those years. Now I have peace, now I'm happy, even when things don't go my way, when it's hard to pay the bills, or when everything around me seems to be falling down.
You can have that peace too. If you haven't placed your faith in Jesus, He's waiting for you. He wants you. He loves you. His outstretched arms are reaching for you now. Accept the gift. Know the peace that comes from knowing Jesus Christ!
May God bless you and your family on this Easter Day!
If you don't know Jesus as your personal savior, if you're missing the faith, hope, and love written about here, if you want the peace that we as Christians have in our lives, please visit our Got Jesus? page for step-by-step instructions on how to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.