Up from the grave He arose … it’s the story of Easter. It’s a key difference between Christianity and other world religions. You can go visit the bones of others but you can’t find Jesus.
The message of Christianity is not what we give to God, it is about what God gives to us. That’s a key difference in world religions. Think about it for a minute. Other faith systems require that man give or do to earn the favor of their gods.
Christianity is that God has given His favor as a gift that can’t be earned. That’s huge.
God loved. God gave. (John 3:16) Simple. Our decision is to chuck it or choose it. We believe it or call it “bunk.”
Easter is about an entirely unique faith system. There is nothing like it. It’s not about a wise teacher or another prophet attaching puppet strings to religious things. Easter isn’t about religion. It is God entering the human realm, paying our debt and bringing life-giving relationship in Jesus.
Men continue to attach new strings, set new hurdles and define new hoops. Jesus left all those things in the empty tomb next to neatly folded grave clothes.
God loved. God gave. We believe. We receive. Simple.
I want to be like Jesus. I want to tear down the hurdles, remove the hoops and introduce people to the same freedom I’ve found in Christ.
Pursue Jesus. Please?