As we celebrate the day that Jesus rose from the dead I wanted to share these thoughts with you. Upon a cross at Golgotha, Christ gave His life for you.
However, one can not fathom the impact of the cross without first examining and understanding the depths of their own sinfulness. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and yet while we were still sinners, even in the midst of our sin and rejection of Him, Christ died for us.
"You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
And that is the reason that we celebrate his death. But his death alone would be pointless without his resurrection, for in it we have life.
God offers that life to all who believe in His name, but only those who believe.
"For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him. The one who believes in him is not condemned. The one who does not believe has been condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God."
It is for my forgiveness and newness of life that I celebrate this day, remembering Christ's death and celebrating His resurrection. Thank you dear Jesus for forgiving me of all of my sins and transgressions, putting within me a new Spirit, giving me life eternal and teaching me your ways. May I be a servant that truly reflects your love, glory, mercy, grace, holiness and truth. Amen