“They brought Jesus to a place Golgotha, which means place of skull.” – Mark 15:22 (AFR83)
We celebrated Easter this past week. The sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross of Golgotha promises reconciliation for our sin and injustice. We no longer have to have sleepless nights about what eternity holds for us.
We find our security in having our names written in the book of life and of the Lamb. Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.
The sacrifice that Jesus made is confirmed by the open tomb. If Jesus had not risen, we would still be lost in our sin.
Now the cross and the empty tomb are a reality that can give us a life and a future. Because Jesus overcame, we can overcome. We live in his victorious power.
The Holy Spirit enables us to do this.
The question is whether Easter, the crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus have already become a reality for each of us who read and listen here? There is a difference between taking notice and believing.
Many people take note of these religious truths, but they never penetrate their hearts.
It does not change their life and life outlook. Eternity is threatening and is placed outside the world of thought by force of will.
Some believe that life will offer them the luxury of deciding at a later stage. For more reasons than one, it is foolish to reason this way.
Life is not in our hands and does not warn you when it is lifted. You don’t get up in the morning and think that today will be your last day.
Death is an uninvited guest that makes an appeal on your life without your knowledge and consent.
But it is not only life hereafter that is in question.
Life here and now is equally important.
The events of Easter weekend give us the security, the comfort and the strength for every day, here and now, to live with conviction and surrender.
After all, nothing can snatch us out of the hand of God.
I can’t let you go without asking if the events of Easter weekend have already moved in your life, from mind and knowledge to heart and experience?
Undertaking this journey is not difficult. Simply acknowledge your dependence on God in Christ Jesus and ask him to take over your life.
A wonderful adventure awaits you.
- ToekomsVenster is a daily message to equip individual believers with practical faith skills. Small group accompaniments, DVDs and functional sermon sketches are available from Drienie ([email protected]) or visit www.toekomsvenster.co.za
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