It's Easter!! Wake up! Wake UP! Oh my gosh! It's EASTER!!!!!!!
This only happened a few times when my children were very small. This phrase was actually reserved for the more popular children's holiday . . . Christmas!!!!
If I had to choose a holiday to celebrate, THIS would be the one! I know, my blog is "like Christmas every day" and really it is! But without Easter, it's all a waste, right? The fact that Jesus rose from the dead on the third day, is so amazing! That's worth celebrating!
So in my heart . . . this is what I want all of us to do . . . WAKE UP!!!
He said, “Don’t be afraid. I know you’re looking for Jesus the Nazarene, the One they nailed on the cross. He’s been raised up; he’s here no longer. You can see for yourselves that the place is empty. Now—on your way. Tell his disciples and Peter that he is going on ahead of you to Galilee. You’ll see him there, exactly as he said.” Mark 16:6-7 (MSG)
The angel spoke to the women: “There is nothing to fear here. I know you’re looking for Jesus, the One they nailed to the cross. He is not here. He was raised, just as he said. Come and look at the place where he was placed.
“Now, get on your way quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He is risen from the dead. He is going on ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there.’ That’s the message.” Matthew 28:5-7 (MSG)
The absolute most wonderful words in the Bible!
It floors me sometimes to think that Jesus died for all of us and sometimes we take this so lightly. When was the last time someone died FOR YOU? Personally and specifically for you, so that YOU wouldn't have to die and be separated for eternity from God . . . ???
All we have to do is say, "Jesus, I can't save myself, I need YOU!" Drop your worthless self-help attempts and follow the one who defeated the grave. You don't have to clean up before you come, He already knows you, because He died FOR you! He loves you so much!
We seriously need to wake up people. There is no other living God of the universe. There is no other name so sweet as Jesus. Praise Him!
HE IS RISEN!