05 April 2015

About Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is always a crowded day in most protestant churches, and you see folks there who haven't been around since the previous Easter.

But "going to church" is not what Christianity is about. Dressing up and showing off new dresses, hair styles, the occasional hat ... nope. Eggs, candy, and bunnies

Not those, either.

It's about life. Our lives. It's about God's unconditional love for us. That love makes everything about our lives as believers new.

It's about forgiveness. God's forgiveness of our evil (yes, the e word!) natures. We are empowered to live our lives free from bitterness or regret, if we accept His forgiveness, which gives us the ability to forgive others.

It's about Jesus, and what He did for us. If you're a believer, you already know. If you're not, you can be.

"But God demonstrated His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Jesus the Anointed One died for us." We don't have to make ourselves acceptable; in point of fact, we cannot. 

If we could, then Jesus' death was for no reason. 

But God accepts us the way we are, warts and all, because of what Jesus did. All we have to do is believe that.

He lives!


Borepatch said...

Happy Easter, Rev. Paul!

armedlaughing said...

Happy Easter, my friend!


joated said...

Happy Easter to you and your girls.

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, all. Hallelujah!

OldAFSarge said...

He is Risen!

Have a Blessed Easter Rev!

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, Sarge - and the same to you & yours!

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter.