A Happy Easter is far more glorious than chocolate bunnies and colored eggs.
Jesus was in heaven, but God saw people needed help. God sent Jesus to be born a man to live a sin free life. Jesus was innocent, but took the blame for our sins against God, and paid the painful price of a bloody death. Jesus busted open the gates of hell and defeated death, with over 500 witnesses seeing Him alive. Returning to heaven, Jesus now prepares a place of eternal life for those who accept Him as their Lord.
That is a lot to wrap our minds around! This is why we need faith. But don’t we operate in faith every day? When driving at 60 miles an hour on the freeway, don’t we have faith other drivers won’t crash into us?
Take that step of faith with God. Accept Jesus and rejoice in the miraculous!
Our Bible verses, quoted from The Living Bible, are all in the book of Romans. Called the “Roman Road,” they describe the road to redemption:
3:23 “Yes, all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious ideal;”
6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
5:8 “But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”
10:9&10 “For if you tell others with your own mouth that Jesus Christ is your Lord and believe in your own heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in his heart that a man becomes right with God; and with his mouth he tells others of his faith, confirming his salvation.”
10:13 “Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.”