By Carolyn Dale Newell
And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day
According to the Scriptures,
1 Corinthians 15:4 NKJV
Resurrection Sunday, Easter…the day our Savior rose from the grave to give us life, but that’s not the end of the story. No, there’s more. He’s coming again and very soon! So I ask you, what does this day mean to you?
Is it an ordinary day? Is it the only day of the year you go to church? Is it just another holiday to gather with family and friends? Is it a day of bunnies and hiding Easter eggs? Nothing wrong with the kids having an Easter egg hunt, but do they know the true meaning of Easter?
What is the significance of Christ’s resurrection? Heaven and hell are real places, and you will spend eternity in one or the other. Jesus loves you, and He died and rose so those who trust in Him will have eternal life.
If you are going to heaven, you will celebrate His resurrection today and every day. You will live for Him, not yourself. Will you be perfect? Not hardly, but that will be your desire. You will hate sin, and you will desire holiness. You will want to go to church. You will want to read His Word, and you will long to spend time with Him in prayer.
Good news! If you don’t think you are saved and going to heaven, you can pray asking God to forgive you and save you. If you are genuine, you’ll see a change in your life. You will hate the things you once loved, and you will love the things you once hated.
I know! I thought I was saved, but it was easy believism. I didn’t live for God, nor did I care to live for Him. That all changed at age 33 when He saved me. Don’t wait another day! It may never come!
I am a sinner, and I hate it. No longer do I want to live this life of rebellion against You. I repent of my sins. I need salvation and I ask You to forgive me, save me, cleanse me, and help me live a holy life. In the name of Jesus, the One who died for me. Amen.
Read John 20:1-23.
HIKING THE TRAIL
Are you saved? Are you completely sure you will enter heaven’s gates when you die? If so, praise Him and fulfill the Great Commission by telling someone about Jesus today.
Copyright 2016 Carolyn Dale Newell.