Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter

Easter is such a happy time of year with the beginning of spring, flowers blooming, the births of new babies, and reminders of what Christ did for us on the cross. For our family, it's an especially happy and meaningful time of year. Yes, our family grew by 3 during Resurrection Week 9 years ago, but we rejoice far more at what happened on that cross. Jesus paid the price for all of our sins by dying on the cross. He did not have to die. He is all powerful. He could have walked away and said, "Forget it. They don't deserve it." He would have been right. We are all totally and completely undeserving of the price He paid on the cross. Not one of us is "good enough". In fact, we are all steeped in sin. We have committed murder by dragging our friend's good name through the mud when we didn't like something they did. We are all thieves too. How many times have each of us stolen someone's time by cutting out of work early or not completely fulfilling a time commitment by shaving off a few minutes here or there? I know I am so guilty of all of the above. When I taught school, there were days I couldn't wait to leave. I would pack up early or work on personal things rather than school work in those 45 minutes after the students leave. Yet Christ died for me. He died for you and me even though we have lied, stolen, hurt, cussed, and grieved others. He died on the cross for our sins. But His death was not in vain. Three days later He rose from the dead and then He went to Heaven. The Bible tells us He will come again. We can join Him in Heaven if we simply believe in Him and know that He is our Savior.

May God bless each of you this special Easter weekend. May you feel His presence in your life in a new way each day. Even if you do not believe, know that He loves you.

10 comments:

bevy said...

Love this post... love that He didn't just say "forget it"... love that I know I received the grace to see Him again someday...

Have a wonderfully blessed Easter with your sweet family.

(Oh, and I love that we met and that I can call you friend!)

Raining Pearls said...

Wishing you a Blessed Easter. He is Risen!

Jo said...

So wonderfully put ~ thank you! We are all so very blessed.

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter!

Jo

Love Being a Nonny said...

Thank you for sharing your faith so freely. We are blessed that He did it ALL for US! Happy Easter!

mamamagnolia said...

Thanks for reminding me of how God did not give up on me. Have a blessed Easter!

Shannon said...

Beautiful post...Happy Easter!

Short Southern Momma said...

What a great post girl! Hope you and your family have the best Easter! xoxo

Mrs. Bogarde said...

Thank you for this important post! God bless you and yours this Easter and always!

Tickled Pink Talk said...

Great post! Happy Easter! And happy birthday to the triplets! Jackson just turned 9 last week, and a couple of years ago, his birthday was on Easter. He just thought it was the coolest thing...
Have a wonderful day!

Mrs. Expat said...

Thank you for a beautiful post. Christ is risen indeed!