5 …Why seek ye the living among the dead?
6 He is not here, but is risen…
There is no greater time to celebrate than Easter Sunday! Every single thing that God has done for us he did in and through Jesus Christ! So many today, even Christians, are looking for answers. They are looking for steps they can take and decisions they can make in order to straighten their lives out. Our answer is not found in steps or in any program, but in the person of Jesus Christ himself! Jesus is the answer to every problem that humanity has!
God created his man, Adam, and placed him in the Garden of Eden. God gave Adam dominion over all that was on the earth (Genesis 1:26). As we know, along came Satan through the serpent and tempted Eve. She fell for his deception, presented it to Adam, and he disobeyed God. At the moment Adam disobeyed God, Satan became the God of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4). Now mankind was separated from God with no way back. No man qualified to pay the price to restore the relationship between God and man. An innocent sacrifice was needed, but every man was now born in sin (Romans 5:12).
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Our Father God made a way where there seemed to be no way. He provided that innocent sacrifice, born of a virgin, to save his people from their sins. The price to set us free was death. Jesus died on the cross to pay the price for our sins. His blood was shed for us. After his death, he presented his precious, innocent blood to the Father to secure our redemption (Hebrews 9:26-28)! Today we once again have access to the Father through Jesus Christ ((Romans 5:2).
We have so much to be thankful for today! So many are down and out as the result of looking at all that is wrong in this world. It is time for us to get our eyes back on Jesus! John 15:13 says, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” God gave Jesus out of his love for us! Jesus died on the cross out of his love for us! It is impossible to focus on God and all he has done for us and be down and out. Let’s get our eyes back on Jesus this Easter! He died for us, let’s live for him! Tell everyone you can this Easter and every other day about the goodness of God and the life that’s available through Jesus Christ! He’s alive!