Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter

We had a wonderful Easter celebrating our risen Savior.

I accepted Christ as my Savior as a child, but through Evan's death have found a greater perspective on the sacrifice we celebrate specifically on Easter, but also every minute of every day. What a comfort it is to know that God knows my pain in grieving Evan. His son died too. And, not just his Son, His only Son. He willingly sent him to die for me and you to pay the penalty for our sins. I spent a lot of time being angry, sad and confused that one of my sons was 'taken' from me, while God gave his only son to become sin for us. Jesus didn't just die for our sins, he rose again...He conquered the grave! We can have a personal relationship with God, the creator of the universe because Jesus paid the debt for our sins which opens the communication lines for us. Evan is alive in heaven with Jesus and one day I will be too! What comfort that is for my grieving heart!

1 Cor. 15:20-22 (niv) But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.

You too can accept Christ as your Savior and have the peace of knowing that you will spend eternity in heaven with Jesus. God's love and mercy for us is amazing...all we have to do is accept Him...He's done the rest for us.
Acknowledge that you are a sinner
Romans 3:23 “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Romans 6:23 “The wages of sin is death,"
Believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that he died for our sins and rose again
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
And by confessing your sins and asking Jesus into your heart.
Romans 10:13 “Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
John 3:18 “He who believes in Him (Jesus) is not condemned.”

I'll post some of the many pictures from the weekend in a separate post. We had a great time celebrating our risen Savior ...dressing up, visiting with the Easter Bunny, finding eggs and eating way too much sugar. Owen is a pro at finding eggs after 4 hunts in 4 days. Anderson discovered there is candy in the eggs and would open each one to check the contents before placing it in his basket.

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