Please give me the strength to get through the rest of this day. Please help me be nice even though I don’t feel like it. Please help me look for the good in people instead of picking out all of the negative things that get on my nerves. Please help me see people through Your eyes.
I hope everyone had a delightful Easter. I love Easter; it is my favorite holiday. It’s the day we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. Those of us who grew up in church tend to take Easter for granted. It gets to be a commonplace thing to talk about Jesus rising from the dead. Stop and think about that for a minute. Imagine someone you love dying. You’ve been in mourning for three days. You’re trudging wearily from one town to another. Your heart is heavy. Your spirit has never been lower. All of a sudden you discover your loved one is alive! It was not an elaborate hoax that led you to believe they had been dead; they were d-e-a-d. Now they are alive!
Jesus suffered through the most brutal death imaginable… for me… and for you. He loved us that much. The glory of Easter is that death could not hold Him. The tomb where His body was laid to rest could not contain Him. He arose from the dead, and He can never die again.
A dead Jesus wouldn’t do anybody any good. Jesus lives today at the right hand of the Father, and He longs for our company. Take time to remember today that He’s what it’s all about. Our lives are busy, and it’s easy to get wrapped up in all we have to do. Take time to remember that we’re just passing through this world. Open your heart to Jesus and tell Him how much you love Him and how much you appreciate what He has done for you.
(If you don’t understand this post please ask me what it’s all about!)