Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter

Easter is a Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is the most important Christian holiday in the year. Many people confuse the celebration of Christmas and Easter - in regards to importance.  At Christmas - Christians celebrate the birth of Christ - but as all of us can attest - we - like Christ - have experienced birth. None of us - on the other hand - have experienced resurrection. That reason alone is why Easter is the more important celebration. Before Jesus could die for mankind - He first had to be born - born into a world - just as we were - to be  tempted - lured - as we were - without failing - unlike we - who fail on a daily basis. He alone was born to die - for us. We are born to die - for nobody. We live our lives - hopefully good lives - to leave the world a better place than we found it - but none - leave the world - as payment for the sins of ourselves or others.  Jesus paid the price - for all.
When Jesus died - paid the price - for sins - He died for all mankind - past - present - future. He paid for the sins for those who have not been born yet - because - all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. No matter how hard we try - we will fail - we will sin. That is the nature of mankind - not because we want to - but because we are born to. Only One is God - Only One is the Christ - all others - are ordinary men and women - seeking the best - missing the mark - attaining - hope - not perfection.  In Christ Jesus - alone - the One - is Glory - Salvation - Life.

Deacon Dale 

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