Tomorrow is Easter Sunday for a lot of people, but Resurrection Sunday for me. How about you? Are you celebrating with eggs, candy, and a giant bunny OR are you rejoicing in our risen Savior who was hung on a cross so that we may be forgiven of our many, MANY sins?
I mean, sure, I have kids…we enjoy egg hunts and candy…I personally don’t do Easter bunny photos. But our focus isn’t on those things, it’s on Jesus. I want my kids to know and understand that Jesus loves them so much and that he went to the cross for us. I know that they’re really young and don’t fully understand, but they’re never too young to start learning…
“According to the laws of legal evidence used in courts of law, there is more evidence for the historical fact of the resurrection of Jesus Christ than for just about any other event in history.” (Harvard Law Professor Dr. Simon Greenleaf)
“I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)
I hope that you do believe that. I know that as a teenager, I read/heard/listened to it…but I didn’t fully believe it. I want to put my trust in Jesus, not in the things of this world. I know it may seem like this world is all that matters to you right now, but please listen when I say that it will all fade. And you don’t have to die for that to happen…I am 26 now, and SO MUCH has faded.
Trust in Jesus, for when all else fails, he will be there. This weekend should be about rejoicing, for our Savior lives! HE LIVES! And he loves you, despite all of your flaws. He loves me even when I forget to do what is right. Where else will you find a love like that? This world will reject you when you mess up, Jesus comes with open arms.
“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)
Happy Resurrection weekend, friends! I love you, and Jesus does too!