Jesus and Easter
Have you ever thought about what Jesus and Easter really offer us? Especially in today’s world? This question could take us years to cover. But I would like to share some very personal thoughts about it this morning.
This Holy Week has been especially touching for me. As you now know I have been a bit hyper-emotional recently. This week has been no different. I mentioned earlier, it started with the Blood Moon on Passover and then moved to Maundy Thursday and the Last Supper, then Good Friday.
42 Years Ago
The love and intense emotions I experienced this week actually started 42 years ago. I still remember sitting in the children’s choir and deciding I had to give my life to Jesus. I clambered in front of all the little kids in my row and went to the front of the church and accepted Jesus as my Savior.
That childlike faith of a little girl has grown over the years into a life foundation.
But the reason it is so vital, and allowed me such deep emotions this week is because 21 years ago, during a very dark time in my life, standing under a tree in my back yard I actually told God “If this is the best you can do for me, I don’t want you in my life!”
And I turned away from God.
Lock, stock, and barrel. Done.
The following 3 days were the darkest, emptiest, saddest, loneliest days of my life. I experienced No Hope on a level no words can really describe.
Having grown up in the church I had never lived without the love of God.
But to consciously make a choice to walk away from that faith and walk completely in “the world” opened my eyes to what people with no spiritual base experience on a daily basis.
That was the turning point in my life.
That old saying you have to get to the bottom before you can start to come back up was absolute for me.
But then came the third day!
I was spiritually dead for 3 days.
But that third day God reached down and touched my heart. He brought me back to life. And set my feet on the path to today.
Without Him I am nothing. I can say that from experience. I was Nothing.
In reality I walked away from Him. I turned my back on God.
But, thankfully, He never left me.
So now, may I ask again, what does Jesus and Easter really offer us today?
It offers us life and love on a level that fills us to overflowing so it splashes out on those around us!
Love, indescribably, uncontainable love!
And Joy that is infectious!
What do Jesus and Easter offer us?
- Life, full and eternal.
- Peace, that passes all understand.
- Happiness that no words can contain.
A Prayer For You
Wherever you go today, go with God my friends.
Father, in the name of Jesus, carry us today, to a higher place. A place in the cleft of your heart. That place of pure spiritual connection. Thank you for sending your Son to be our lamb.
In Jesus precious name I pray.
Here is a link to the song, “He’s Alive!” A favorite of mine!
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