Wednesday, April 11, 2012

{The Resurrection}: Your Response is What Matters

In honor of Easter, we made a Resurrection Garden. I wanted the boys to have a visual reminder that the tomb was empty. Now we wait for the grass to grow.

Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he is risen as he said! {Luke 24:5-6}

The angel rolled that stone away, not because Jesus needed help getting out, but because we needed to see that he was not there.

We did not actually get to make our garden until yesterday evening. My goal was to do it over the weekend but we ran out of time and then we all ended up sick. Like, laying in bed for 2 days straight kind of sick and still not completely recovered.

After reading Tina's {Hope for the Home} post from yesterday, I thought maybe it is a good thing that we are making our garden after Easter, because like she said, we need to continue to marvel in the resurrection all year round. It is not simply an event that took place 2000 years ago or even a once a year celebration. It is a way of life.

Which leads me to the has the resurrection changed you?

You cannot encounter an event of this magnitude, or the entire life of Jesus for that matter, and walk away the same.

You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to. {C.S. Lewis (Mere Christianity)}

Go here to read why I absolutely believe that Jesus is who he said he was and why I believe that the resurrection did happen.

And then make your own decision...

-was Jesus really the Son of God?
-did the resurrection really happen?
-what does it mean for my life?

If you agree with me that He IS Risen, go here for more information on how you can have new life in Christ.

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this? {John 11:25-26}

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