Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.
Christ is risen! On the Cross, He paid for our sins. The empty tomb shouts that death is defeated.
Friends, whether you know it or not, or whether you believe it or not- you were created by God with an eternal soul. As we are born, we are an enemy of God. We are born into sin. Our destination in hell is already a given. Our sin condemns us. No action, no amount of good living or righteousness, can change that. The price is too great for us to pay.
Yet Christ’s death and resurrection offer us hope, a hope founded on Jesus. A gift, based not on anything we do, but purely and solely on the work Christ has done for us.
All we have to do is ask.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Romans 10: 9-10
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Nothing you’ve ever done is too much for God to forgive. And you can’t clean yourself up before you present yourself to God. No more than a mirror can clean itself. A mirror must be cleaned by someone, and then when that mirror is clean- it reflects the one who cleaned it. It is the Holy Spirit who calls to you- answer the call!
If you know Christ as your Savior, rejoice today in the gift of salvation- reveived not by your own works, but by the grace of God. Ephesians 2: 8-9 says “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”
If you don’t know Jesus as your Savior, please read this. Contact me if you’d like to discuss it. But don’t wait. We never know when we will be called into Eternity. Don’t go into that time on your own.