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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Because he lives...

When I survey the wondrous cross my heart was full of pain.  But tomorrow I shall rejoice because my Savior LIVES!!  Hymn is in right sidebar~~enjoy!

Each year at this Easter season, I cringe at the site of our Savior on the Cross and the horrible way he died just to save us from our sins!  And to give us life everlasting!  If you do not believe in the Easter Resurrection, you are poor indeed! All of the Bible would have been a lie had it not been for the cross and resurrection.  

In the old Testament, God's stiff-necked people refused to follow His word and during the festival time they would sacrifice a lamb, ram or goat in atonement for their sins.  Hence the saying "a scapegoat", some one or some thing that you blame for all your sin and troubles.  The Goat was then sent into the wilderness and his partner was sacrificed. So God the father brought forth an earthly human Son, born of Mary,  for the sole purpose of sacrificing Him once and for all, DYING for the sins of all mankind so that we might be saved and have eternal life with our Father in Heaven.

What a painful act to lose your only begotten Son so that we might live!  Could you sacrifice one of your children for the world??  Yet this is what God did for us.  Understand that Jesus was in Heaven with His father long before he came to earth and be born of an earthly Mother.  He was always there and always will be there seated beside the Father and of His kingdom, there will be no end.....

Do you not want to live in the Heavenly home that the Father has provided for us?  You can accept his Son Jesus right now by praying to Jesus, inviting Him into your heart and dwell there.  In doing this you will be BORN AGAIN, because you have changed.  The old is gone the New has come.  John 3:1-7  If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature.  The old is gone, the new hath come."

Amazing!  I remember when I first became born again in the early 1980's.  I actually was watching one of those TV preachers in the middle of the afternoon.  The man on the screen said, "Won't you pray with me?"  And I did, and I was and I am born again!  I jumped right up off of the couch and claimed Jesus for my own!  If you had ever told me I would be doing this, I would have said you were crazy!  Ha!  But God knew the time and the place and just at that moment, I was ready to receive Him.  Wow, still makes my adrenalin flow just remembering that!  I found a Bible teaching church that I am still a member of and continue to be blessed in numerous ways.

I have given my testimony here on the blog before but it is still good to share and I will do that again soon.  If you are new to reading my Christian blog, please leave a comment as I cherish them.  I hope you take away a blessing with you today and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

For tomorrow we celebrate a risen Christ!  Thank you Father, Thank you Jesus, that you loved us enough to save us.  Amen

My Christian Heart to yours,


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