I had always loved Easter. It was all about springtime, Easter egg hunts and pastel dresses.What’s not to love? I’m not sure how I had missed the point for so long. In college most everyone I knew assumed they were Christian, so I figured I probably was, too. If the faith question ever came up, I somehow thought “Christian’ was the default answer. Several years later I realized I had missed not only the point of Easter, but what it meant to follow Jesus.
One morning at church a twenty eight day challenge was introduced. The purpose was to teach people about reading the bible, journaling and prayer. All three concepts were new to me, so I would write the scriptures in my own words. One in particular got my attention from John 3:16. I read about God loving me so much, that He gave His only Son, so I could have eternal life. The idea of giving up a son was unimaginable. Our son, Michael was three months old at the time.
As I continued to write in the journal, I got a sense someone really was listening. I had never been one to ask for help, but one morning I remember praying a simple prayer. I said, “Jesus, I’m not sure if you’re real or not, but if you are please come into my life.” It’s been almost thirty years since that early morning prayer. I have to tell you, He is real! And, God loved you so much He gave His Son, Jesus for you. What happened three days later literally split time in half when His Son, Jesus Christ rose from the grave. He is still alive today!
How about you? If you aren’t absolutely sure where you stand with the Lord, you can pray to ask Him into your life today. Don’t miss the whole point like I did!
Romans 10:9 says, “if you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart, God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
I pray blessings for you this Easter. He is Risen!
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