Sunday, April 13, 2014
Seems like forever since I was able to sit down and write! Done with the jet lag and have my pictures in order so it is time to focus on life in the here and now. Went to see the movie “God is Not Dead” yesterday and was very impressed. A young college freshman is challenged to defend God and prove that God is Alive. It has a powerful message and reminds me that I need to take my belief in Jesus seriously and be ready to stand up for Him. What about you? Is God alive for you? As we approach Easter and face an empty tomb, do you believe that Jesus has risen and is living and active today? Can you join Job in saying,” I know my redeemer lives,” Job 19:25a, or Jesus when speaking to the Pharisees about resurrection said, “I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.” Matthew 22:32 (NIV). Jesus also spoke to Martha, the sister of Lazarus, in Matthew 11:25. “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die,” Do you believe this?” Jesus’ question to Martha is one He asks each one of us. Do you believe He is who he says he is and that he died and rose again? Will you respond like Job and claim Him as your redeemer? I pray that will be your response as you encounter the empty tomb this Easter Sunday. Praise God, He has Risen! He has risen indeed!
Have a blessed week.
One possible location in Jerusalem for Jesus’ tomb.