Posted tagged ‘Easter’

“I’ve Never Gotten Over That”

March 25, 2013

I had a very interesting conversation with a 92-year old man the other day.

My son and I were sitting in a doctor’s waiting room when an elderly gentleman, Mr. J. Reed, came into the room. He was accompanied by a care-giver from the assisted living apartments where he lives. The two of them sat across from my son and me.

I could tell that Mr. Reed was watching me as I read and made notes in a book that I had brought to the office with me. When I looked up from my reading, Mr. Reed asked me what I was reading. I showed him the cover of the book and said, “Perspectives”.

“Perspectives on what?”

“Perspectives On The World Christian Movement.”

“That’s a good thing. I’m a Christian”, Mr. Reed said, “but I didn’t start living seriously for Christ until I was in my thirties.”

Mr. Reed then made an amazing statement .

“Jesus died on the Cross for the forgiveness of my sins and He didn’t have to. I’ve never gotten over that.”

“I’ve never gotten over that.”

That statement took a hold of my heart. His words were spoken with tenderness. The tone of his voice was reflective in nature, as if he had been on Calvary’s mount the day when Jesus was crucified. It was as if he was remembering all that the death of Christ meant for him personally through faith – the forgiveness of his sins, relationship with the Father, abundant living, and the hope of glory.

The Spirit used Mr. J Reed’s testimony to speak to my heart, to cause me to reflect on my relationship with God through faith in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

I am confident of my salvation through faith in Christ and His finished work on the Cross of Calvary. I have a personal relationship with God the Father, have been invited to join Him in His work on this earth, and know that I will live forever with Him in His glory.

But, the question is: Do I live in daily amazement and wonder of God’s love in Christ as it is demonstrated on the Cross. Can I say with Mr. Reed, “I have never gotten over that.”?

During this Easter season, let us ask the Holy Spirit to speak to our hearts once again about what Christ’s death on the Cross means for and to us. Let us ask Him to stir within our hearts and lives a deeper love for Him and a deeper devotion and commitment to living lives of sacrifice and service for His glory.

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See What A Morning – Monday Worship

April 25, 2011

See What A Morning

Easter Song

April 22, 2011

He Is Risen

Jesus Christ, crucified for the forgiveness of sins for all who simply confess Him as Lord and believe in their heart that God raised Him from the dead in proclamation of His victory over sin and death (Romans 10:9,10)

“For ‘Whoever will call upon the Name of the LORD will be saved.'” (Romans 10:13)

An Easter Prayer

April 12, 2009

The Message of Easter

“Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which you also stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.”  

(I Corinthians 15:1-4)

The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave is the LORD’s declaration of victory over sin and death.

All who have been saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sin “have been born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” (I Peter 1:3)

  • Hope ( “confident expectation” ) for the forgiveness of sin
  • Hope ( “confident expectation” ) for eternal life
  • Hope ( “confident expectation” ) for abundant living today

Today we praise the LORD for the work that He has accomplished for His glory and our good through the life, death, burial, and resurrection of His Son.

Our prayer and desire is that you will know the Son whose resurrection we celebrate.

Easter Meditation

April 11, 2009

The Object and Cause of Faith

“The cross which is the object of faith, is also, by the power of the Holy Spirit, the cause of it.  Sit down and watch the dying Saviour till faith springs up spontaneously in your heart. There is no place like Calvary for creating confidence. The air of that sacred hill brings health to trembling faith.”

Charles Spurgeon