Easter - We Must Remember and Believe
Easter is a short time away. Join us in preparation by looking at what Easter really means. Each week on Wednesday leading up to Easter we will post a brief, but powerful reminder.
God wants new life for us. He does not want a sin and dead life for us. This is why He sent His son to save us. When we are baptized this is the tangible experience of putting our sin life to death and being raised to a new life. Although this action may only be done once, it is a decision we each make daily. To die to sin and rise up in our new life. Easter is the celebration of this new life. A life we have free and unencumbered access to every day. Let us mark this Easter as a reminder each day we wake to choose new life over death, because the work is finished. Jesus has covered us and the glory of our Father in Heaven is why.
We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
Romans 6:4 NIV
We all know the story. It is the remembering that we must do. It is not enough to know what He has done for us. Rather we must remember it and believe in it. Not only one time, but in each and everything we do. The world will seek to cover all we do in sin, but because of Christ nothing of this world has to have a hold on us. We realize this when we accept our new life in full remembrance of what has been done. He was raised again after being delivered to sinners and crucified. We can rise again and again and again. This is our choice. Let us turn to Him in all we do because of what we celebrate on Easter.
He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ”
Luke 24:6-7 NIV
Considerations for your planner:
- How do you remember Christ's resurrection each day? Write it out.
- How do you accept your new life each day as the gift that it is? Write it down.