We dress up in our newest and finest to once again celebrate the most important event of history. We do this because our mom’s or dad’s taught us how important it is. We do this because as adults we choose to honor the One who rose again.
We can talk about deep theological truths, looking into Sal”vation” – Propiti”ation” – Reconcili”ation” … but in the end, when the dust and smoke has cleared, when it really sets in, and sinks deep into our being…
Easter is about Rel”ation” [RELATION].
Jesus came so we could stand before God in a right relationship.
God relating to His created being; you… me… us.
Without Jesus there is no relationship to the Lord of the Hosts of Heaven.
Without Jesus there is no meaning or purpose to our lives.
Without Jesus I am undone, with no escape from my own choices, and the consequences of my actions.
In my relationship with Jesus, I am whole, I receive forgiveness for my stubborn choices, and receive grace to see me through the consequences of my ill-chosen actions.
How does one arrive at such a relationship?
If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
When you see “salvation” here … think “right relationship.”
Easter is about how Jesus provide a path to God, by coming to God with an attitude of total submission, because He wants my best life for me.
What is your “-ation” (relationship) with God today?
Don’t have one? It’s Easter! He’s waiting for you now with open arms!
Come to Jesus! He is Alive!