This weekend we reflect on and celebrate what I believe to be the most important event in human history. The price was paid on our behalf to allow us the opportunity to spend eternity in heaven. Within its events, we have been given access to tremendous power for living out our lives with great joy, peace, purpose, and impact. This event is the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15: 3-4)
In the most brutal of fashion, our Lord was mocked, beaten, and ultimately experienced a painful death. Fortunately for all of us who believe, His death was only a temporary setback. As we consider this, let us also remember that prior to coming down to earth, He was enjoying a peaceful life in Heaven. He left this beautiful place, coming to earth with a Secret Ambition. One that would result in giving His life away. By giving it away, He paid the ultimate price and provided the way for us to be made alive and join Him someday in Heaven.
The Ultimate Price
His brutal death was only temporary as on the third day, He arose from death and with his new body, left the grave behind, fulfilling His earthly mission. His death on the Cross paid the ultimate price for all the times we have gone our own way. His resurrection gave us the opportunity for a new, more powerful, enjoyable, and peaceful life. One that will also give us the ultimate prize, eternal life in Heaven with our Lord. Our faith and hope lie in Jesus Christ alone, and not just for things in this life. If there was nothing beyond what we see today, we are much to be pitied. (1 Corinthians 15:19)
As we go through this weekend, let us reflect on these truths we believe and their powerful impact on our lives, both now and forever. If you have not yet experienced the peace, power, and joy that comes through faith in Jesus Christ, what He did on the Cross, and through His resurrection on the third day, I pray you would find a bible believing church, attend this Sunday, and ask someone to help you put your faith in Jesus Christ. You will be eternally grateful you did. (John 3:16)
Randy Earnst, Founder of We R Stewards