For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
What significance this verse has on Easter. God loved us so much that he gave up his son’s life so that we could have eternal life with him (that is for whoever believes in him). On this very important Christian holiday, we celebrate Jesus’s resurrection and being raised from the dead. How wonderful it is to know that he paid the price our sins. That should in itself be enough to never want to sin again, yet we fall short. O but my dear friend in Christ, our God is forgiving and just and will cleanse us from all unrighteousness if we confess our sins (1 John 1:9).How comforted we can all be from day to day knowing he is taking care of us and our needs.
On Easter let us remind ourselves of Matthew 28:5-6 which states; But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. So Mary Magdalene (the one whom the angel spoke to) went to town and told everyone she encountered, “He is risen.” We should celebrate his resurrection and the life everlasting and proclaim it to all the world.
“He is risen. He is risen indeed.”
Contributed by Carrie Guthmiller