By Lori Willard
A Heavenly Inheritance
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1 Peter 1:3-5 (NKJV)
RESURREC’TION, noun s as z. [Latin resurrectus, resurgo; re and surgo, to rise.]
A rising again; chiefly, the revival of the dead of the human race, or their return from the grave, particularly at the general judgment. By the resurrection of Christ we have assurance of the future resurrection of men.
Webster’s Dictionary 1828
Since we have just celebrated Easter, here are some thoughts to ponder regarding the remembrance of our Savior’s Resurrection Day. My husband and I were convicted this year that we did not focus our attention on Easter as much as we focus our attention on Christmas. God helped us to change our thinking and actions. We should truly be grateful that our Heavenly Father gave us Jesus Christ in His birth but what was Jesus’ purpose; what was the vital task of His Father? He came to redeem a lost race; to seek and to save that which was lost. (Lk.19:10 NKJV)
Fellow Christian – Christ died for our sins, and rose again on the third day because God is satisfied with Christ’s atoning sacrifice! We have a living hope because of His resurrection! Do we realize what a daily blessing is ours? We have a hope that only comes to us through Jesus – the only man on this earth that came back to life on His own power because He is God!!! Through faith in Christ, we will receive the same resurrection to eternal life. What a precious gift our Father has given to us – Eternal Life through His Son!!!
May we remember that Christmas is a blessing but Easter is an ongoing blessing – well into Eternity – for those who put their faith in Him for their salvation!
Truly – To God Be the Glory Great Things He Has Done! – for each and every one of us as we turn our hearts and ways to Him!! Eternal Life is ours from that moment and beyond!
May we focus on His resurrection and realize that:
He has RISEN! He has risen INDEED!