Sunday, April 24, 2011

He is Risen!


Easter.  Will you indulge me in some reflection on our LORD?  He is so good.  Please, I beg you, take the time to read these passages, I think they will encourage you greatly.  :-)
"...having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith  into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.  And not only this. but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.  For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly." - Romans 5:1-6
"[W]e have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that s Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.  For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likensss of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin, for he who died is freed from sin.  Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him." - Romans 6:4-7
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.  In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honour at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls." - 1 Peter 1:3-9

I was going to wax eloquent on this great day, but what can be more eloquent or beautiful than the plain and simple Word of God?

Let us rejoice in His greatness today!  He is Risen!

In Him,
Sheila

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

Nothing says it better than the Word. Thanks - God is good! Praise His Name!