Easter's not over: celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ everyday

You'll find everyone in church on Easter Sunday. You'll find those who call themselves Christians because that's how they were raised, but they don't live out all that they "believe" in the Bible. Easter Sunday and Christmas are the exceptions for going to church for most of us. But Easter isn't about chocolate bunnies, peeps or egg hunts, it's to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, our lord and savior.

Resurrection Sunday is a special day to step back and reflect on the amazing power of God and the meaning of the cross. Whether you believe in God or not, the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ happened, and it's something that we need to celebrate everyday.

What was meant as a cruel act and as a way to stop something from happening, the crucifixion was just what was needed in order for God's will to pass

When terrible or abhorrent things happen in this world we sometimes question God's existence; we begin to think "If there is a God, why is there evil in the world? Why would He let certain things happen?" Yes, terrible things happen in this world, but that wasn't how God wanted this world to be. He created this world to be like a paradise. He provided everything to Adam and Eve in the beginning, in addition to that He gave them free will and options. 

God was very clear to them about how they should live, but He also warned them about a tree that also existed that they were forbidden to eat from. Yes, they had the choice, but they disobeyed. With their disobedience came consequences, and evil was brought into the world. But just because there is evil in the world does not mean God is evil. 

God is beautiful, loving, and so caring that He sent His only begotten son to the world to die on the cross for all of our sins. God just loves the world so much; the world carries every single person that He loves. He sent His son to die and to break that wall or that veil that was keeping us from being fully in communion with God. Jesus also loved the world just as much, for Jesus is God in human form. But Jesus also loved God. He loved God so much that he stayed obedient to His voice and followed Him. Jesus completed God's will for him on this Earth. 

Are you in the will of God for your life? Are you where you're meant to be?

We're not meant to live in depression and despair and hurt. God takes all of that away. He wants us to be left with pure joy and peace, not pain and suffering; that's why Jesus died for us. He took all of that on him, he bore it on the cross so we can be set free from it.

The crucifixion of Jesus was the price that had to be paid in order to save us. With the resurrection of Jesus we were then set free from all of the sin and evil in this world. Then God's Holy Spirit was sent out into the world for us to have and to live inside of us.

It's news that can never get old. Once you truly experience what it's like to be set free from sin, to be set free from yourself and the damage you cause for yourself, you have peace and joy. The harm we afflict to ourselves can be emotional instability, stress, anger, self-hatred, shame, insecurity, self-pity, and doubt. But God shows us how He sees us, why He made us, and why He loves us. Once you know how much you are loved, and it's a supernatural love because God is love, you are fully transformed from the inside out. Your mindset changes, your goals change, and your morals change.

It's never too late to believe in God and to have Jesus as your lord and savior. When you surrender the control of everything you hold onto, you're set free. Jesus already carried our burdens on the cross, but He continues to carry it for us.

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.

John 3:16

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
—  Psalm 55:22

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn.
— Isaiah 61: 1-2

"He himself bore our sins" in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; "by his wounds you have been healed." For "you were like sheep going astray," but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
— 1 Peter 2: 24-25


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