Saturday, April 3, 2010
Easter: Hope for the World
Easter to Christians is a day to remember the death of Jesus on the cross and to celebrate His resurrection. It reminds us of our salvation and our future in heaven. John 3:16 (NIV) reads: "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." On the first Easter, after Jesus completed this unimaginable feat of taking on the sin of the world and dying for every person, all authority in heaven and on earth was given to Him (Matthew 28:18). Jesus states in John 10:28 (NIV): "I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of My hand." On our part, it is simply a gift, but it must be accepted. Receiving this precious gift makes life on earth worth living.
And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Acts 2:21 (NIV)