Friday, April 22, 2011
Because He Lives
I went on to have a more in-depth chat with Joey (8) to reiterate the real meaning of this season. I wanted to make sure that he understood that it's not about the Easter Bunny, clothes, eggs, or candy. He told me that he really loves Jesus, because Jesus died just for Him and that was a nice thing for Him to do. I asked him if Jesus lives. His response "He lives in all of us." That warmed my heart.
I especially love Easter, because it always reminds me of the true measure of Christ's love for me. Not that I'm unaware of it on any other day, but this time of year causes me to reflect on the brutal suffering of my innocent Savior. He did not have to do, and He could have easily come down from that cross, but He didn't. Instead, He chose to stay there and take my place. He was crucified for my salvation. What love!!
For me, the most powerful part of it all is not that He died, but that He rose. And because He arose, I too, can rise above any situation that comes to hold me down. Isn't that awesome?!
During this Resurrection weekend, take some time to reflect on power of Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection. Be encouraged in knowing that because He lives, you have all you need to face tomorrow, no matter what it may bring. Because He lives, you have life. Because He lives, you have liberty. Because He lives, you have power over the enemy. Because He lives...
Til we meet again...live, laugh, love!
Peace & Blessings,