I loved our last Easter post so much, I am going to share it with you again this year.
Thank You Jesus for what You have done for us!
Have a beautiful Easter everyone, celebrating the Love of Our Risen King!
Last weekend at church we sang a song called “We Exalt Thee”. It is a wonderful, older song, and many different artists have performed it throughout the years. As I was singing and exalting The Lord, I was thanking Him for all that He has done in my life. My mind then drifted back to when I first became a Christian. I saw myself standing and singing the very same song at a meeting many years ago. The chorus went, “I Exalt Thee. I Exalt Thee. I Exalt Thee, Oh Lord”. I, however, sang what I thought was the refrain; “I Am Sorry. I Am Sorry. I Am Sorry, Oh Lord!!!”, over and over again. Tears streamed down my face as the shame of my past and the focus on my failings prevented me from hearing the true lyrics of the song.
You see, I didn’t yet realize what Jesus had done when He chose to die for me on The Cross. I did not know that as He received the lashes on His body, He brought healing to my life. I didn’t know that when they pressed the crown of thorns into His head, every unkind word of judgment spoken against me, both past and present, would be rendered powerless when I presented them to Him. That as He suffered on The Cross, He bore the weight of my every sin. I didn’t fully understand that when He conquered death and rose again, He bought eternal life . Now I realize, that as He looked at me standing there weeping, He saw me as whole and forgiven because of His suffering on The Cross.
This coming Sunday we will celebrate Easter. What a wonderful time to begin your new life with Jesus. He will walk with you daily as you experience His Great Love for you. He will lift you out of your shame and fill you with joy, as you sing your praises to Him.
Opening The Door is one of the most important pages on this site. It explains how to invite Jesus into your life.
Growing in Faith gives helpful information on how to move forward after you have done so.
Luke 24:6,7 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
Mathew 18:19,20 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.
Matthew 28:6 KJV. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said…