Experience a resurrection in your faith
Leonard Shaw | 5/1/2014, 9 a.m.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is as true and real as the sun rising and setting. The Bible tells us of a man who died after being crucified on a rugged cross, went into the grave, and came out visibly, physically, and literally from the grave three days later. This is the foundation of the Christian faith based on the word of God. There are many religious leaders around the world. However, only Christianity has a leader who is alive after being resurrected from the dead.
The fact of the matter remains, Jesus actually came to take the penalty for our sin upon himself, because we could not have paid such a great price for ourselves. The Bible states that Jesus was ordained for this task before the world was even created. Just think about it. We were strangers to God, and did not even know him. He loved us so much, according to John 3:16, that he gave his only begotten son to be tortured and killed for our sins.
Jesus died for us and there is nothing he would not do to see us enter into the kingdom of heaven. Sometimes, we get so caught up in our own lives and struggles that we forget we are not on this journey alone. We celebrate the resurrection as a result of God becoming man, taking the consequences for our sin, and now prays for us on a continual basis.
What can we offer such a great big and wonderful God? Simply put, the answer is our heart. Let us put our own desires and wants aside for a minute, concentrate of him and worship him, as the songwriter says. Taking the time to really worship God in Spirit and in Truth, with a heart of gratitude, and without having a motive, is where each of us should be every day of our lives.
Let us take the time today to simply say, “Thank You” during this resurrection season, to God who has given us everything. May the peace of God be with you.