On Friday, Jesus paid the price for our sins. But on Sunday, He went a step further. He gave us life- eternal life, beyond the grave, with Him! By breaking the chains of sin and death, Christ made it possible for all people to have a choice of where we live eternally. Our destination doesn’t have to be in the eternal fires of Hell. By accepting Jesus as our Savior, asking forgiveness for our sins and receiving His gift of eternal life, we can live with Him in Heaven after our earthly body has died.
But it’s not automatic. We don’t go to heaven because we are a good person, or because our parents went to church, or even by following the Ten Commandments. We must believe that Jesus is the Son of God, believe it in our hearts and confess it with our mouth. Only then will we be saved!
If you are a Christian, celebrate today the victory you have in Christ over death. When He walked out of that grave, He brought those who believe in along. Celebrate your freedom from the sting of death!
If you are not a Christian, I urge you to consider what Christ offers you. there is no other way- Jesus Himself said that. In John 14:6, Jesus said “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” Faith in your own goodness or adherence to rules will not change your current path to eternity in Hell. You must turn from yourself, and turn to Christ.
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling clothing; 5 and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living One among the dead? 6 He is not here, but He has risen. Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee, 7 saying that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.” 8 And they remembered His words, 9 and returned from the tomb and reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now they were Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James; also the other women with them were telling these things to the apostles. 11 But these words appeared to them as nonsense, and they would not believe them. 12 But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he *saw the linen wrappings only; and he went away to his home, marveling at what had happened.