“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living HOPE through the RESURRECTION of Jesus Christ from the dead.” 1 Peter 1:3
If Christ had not risen from the dead, HOPE would have remained with Him in the tomb. But He didn't stay where they placed Him. He is alive! HAPPY EASTER family and friends! God bless you as we celebrate our risen Lord!
Jesus said He would rise. His followers hid in fear with crippled thoughts of what had happened. They hid in anguish and pain. But when they were able to see the Savior, they realized the power of God’s holiness and understood who raised Him from death.
God’s love for us is never changing. He sent His Son to die on the cross, so He could take our sin and bring light to the world of darkness. Jesus rose from the grave that could NOT hold Him! Light came to brighten our world. And it is still ALIVE! We are all given the opportunity to be warmed by the SON. .
Life will bring uncertainty. Just like the disciples, we will deal with sadness and fear. We will feel anxious and weary. But because of Jesus, we will find HOPE in the miracles of God’s greatness, as we continue to seek Him and welcome the presence of His PEACE.
God loves us! He opens our eyes to experience the joy of Jesus. He gives us the chance to surrender what holds us back from having a living relationship. Christ suffered, died and rose again! We will feel the love of His faithfulness if we c journey with Him and find strength in the power of His presence.
The seasons of our lives will bring uncertainty. We will deal with sadness and pain. Our lives will change but God will not. He will open our eyes to the power of His will and show us things we've never seen before. He will help us learn to trust in the love of His faithfulness and draw us nearer to the love of Jesus.
Christ looked beyond the suffering, pain and punishment of death. He knew joy was yet to come, so he focused on the future. Our Father’s love will carry us through every day! God sent His Son, guided Him to grow and led Him to share the teachings of His heart. Jesus understood compassion and love. That is what He gives. He longs for us to open our hearts and receive what will make us whole.
He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them. 2 Corinthians 5:15 NLT We need to be reminded of Jesus’ sacrifice and never forget He was raised by the Father’s LOVE.
May you find peace and joy to remember why we celebrate the glory of this day! Let’s open our hearts for what will make us stronger and remember God will help us overcome! Praise Him for our risen Savior! And let the light of HOPE warm YOU with His mercy and love. God bless you and your loved ones. We are cradled safely in His care.
Dear God, Thank you for the power of Your holiness. Thank you for the promise of Your never-ending love! We will celebrate our risen Lord and never forget what has already been done for each one of us. As we offer our praise to the One who died in our place, humble our hearts as we journey with Him and leave doubt behind! We will focus on the future and find peace in the joy of Your presence. And we will welcome the HOPE You have placed in our hearts. Thank you, Lord! Thank you! Amen