It is April and for those of us who are Christians this is a very important time in the church calendar. Lent is almost over. Holy week has begun and soon we will celebrate Easter. Easter is that time when we remember the one thing that set our faith far above all others religions. Christians have a risen savior who is the son of the living God. Luke 24: 1- 12 records the event as follows:
1.) On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.
2.) They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,
3.) but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
4.) While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.
5.) In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead?
6.) He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:
7.) ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ "
8.) Then they remembered his words.
9.) When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others.
10.) It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles.
11.) But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.
12.) Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.
The true Christian has a savior that is alive, and because He is, He makes demands on His followers to be like Him. Most important of all is His demand to love like He loves. Because He has risen from the dead, He gives us victory over death, hell and the grave. We can love like He loves because He Loved us first. We can forgive other because we are forgiven by the Father for all our sins. This Easter please attend the church of your choice and meet this savior who over came death by arising to live again.
Until next we meet Go with God and may His Peace, Joy, and Love abide with you always. Amen