Happy Resurrection Day everyone!!
You may be reading this blog post and wondering what do I mean by when I say, “Happy Resurrection Day!” The word resurrection has many meanings. Here are the definitions of resurrection:
a. the revitalization or revival of something.
b. (in Christian belief) Christ’s rising from the dead.
c. (in Christian belief) the rising of the dead at the Last Judgment.
For purposes of this article, I am going to use the second definition of resurrection. Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the God all creation and the God of my life.
I celebrate Resurrection Day (not just calling it Easter) because I want to remember that Jesus rose from the dead for me. I want to remember that Jesus loves me and that He loved me so much that He died on a cross for me so that He could give life to my lifeless heart and spirit. Most importantly, I want to remember that Jesus is Lord of my life. ~”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, ESV~
I was at a gathering at church this morning and I remember how the Holy Spirit of God spoke to me by saying to me, “You don’t have to carry this burden yourself. I have already carried it for you.”
Yes, that’s right. Jesus carried all of my burdens for me. Jesus died on a cross for me. Jesus carried the weight of all of my sins for me as they were nailed to a cross all for me. What an amazing truth that is for me to ponder as I contemplate just how great the life that He gave me is. ~”Jesus answered I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”~John 14:6, NIV~
It is through Jesus Christ who is the Only Way. It is through Jesus Christ who is the Only Truth. It is through Jesus Christ who is the Only Life He died for us for that He could give us Life: the gift of eternal life. ~”For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”~
After the Holy Spirit of God spoke to me in that moment at the church service, I remember how I broke out into tears of sorrow and then burst into tears of joy, remembering and reflecting on all of the good that Jesus has done for my life. We sang, “What a Beautiful Name,” by Hillsong Worship and I just cried and cried my heart out as I counted all joy for the Lord Jesus with what the Holy Spirit of God shared with me. Praise the Lord!!
Today, I experienced a resurrection in my life: total transformation that is found only in Jesus Christ. I now encourage you to do the same, dear reader.
I now want to take a moment to pray for you, dear reader and that you too will experience a resurrection in your life:
Thank you for the reader who opened up this blog post and read it. Bless each reader richly as he or she takes a moment to remember and contemplate how beautiful that You are. What You did for each reader is beautiful. What You did on the cross for each reader is beautiful. And Your resurrection and the fact that You rose from a grave on Easter Sunday is just remarkably beautiful. You are an awesome God and I pray that You will allow each reader, who is reading this blog post today, to experience a resurrection and transformation that is found only in Your Son, Jesus Christ. May each reader find out today, after reading this blog post and prayer, that there is hope in Your transformation and in Your resurrection because of the gift of eternal life that Jesus Christ provides. May each reader never ever give up the hope that is found in Jesus Christ and in His resurrection today. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.
In Jesus’ Name,
God bless you, dear reader!! Have a restful Resurrection Day!! 🙂
~”So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”~Matthew 20:16, NIV~