Heroism--self-sacrificing love—taps into something deep within us and demands a response.
And that’s what Easter is all about.
How to Save Your Family: Accept Christ!
Two thousand years ago, Someone did, in fact, lay down His life for you. Like the sacrifice of that Navy Seal in Act of Valor--but infinitely greater--Christ died so that we might live.
It was ugly, because sin is ugly. Jesus suffered brutally, taking on the punishment for your sins and mine. Beaten, stripped, bloodied, and crucified, he endured prolonged agony. Are those just words on a page to you? Watch the incredible film, The Passion of the Christ, and see it. Imagine it.
And then remember that it really happened.
Why did Jesus go through all that? Intuitively, we know there’s only one answer. Love. We catch a glimpse of it in the awe-inspiring sacrifices of our soldiers, policemen, and heroes. Only love impels a hero to dive on a grenade or brave a burning building. By Christ’s love, “we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.” Eph 1:7 (KJV).
Did you know someone loves you that much?
Here’s the truth: Christ loved you so much that He died for you, personally. And then He rose again, making all things new, restoring each of us to new life, freed from the power of sin and death.
How can you ever repay him?
The answer: With your own life! Accept Jesus Christ this Easter, as your personal Lord and Savior---yes, Savior. He saved your life, saved you from evil, and restored you to life anew, perfected by His grace and His love.
He wants only your love, and it’s a fitting response. Love Him back, with a heart full of gratitude, trembling as you peer into the abyss of sin and death from which he saved you, and glorying in the amazing power of life in Christ. Give Him your love this Easter, and follow Him! Happy Easter to all of you!