The Miracle of Easter

Guest blogger Sherry Carter shares the second devotion in our series, “What Easter Means to Me.” May your heart be blessed as she celebrates the miracles of Easter.

Every year, Easter becomes more powerful!

What a miracle: the power of God raised Jesus from the dead, and that same power will raise me to eternal life! The longer I live, the more I hunger for that day.

Recently, I realized a joyous truth: the Resurrection is so much more than the promise of eternal life; it is the cornerstone of a miracle that began with Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.

We are forgiven and cleansed: the power of sin is broken, and death is defeated through the glory of Christ’s resurrection!

Good Friday—as a young Christian, I couldn’t see anything good about it. Jesus died! He had to die because of my sins. I couldn’t get past the idea that it was my fault. Slowly I began to understand that Good Friday was good because of Resurrection Sunday.

 

Easter, Jesus’ resurrection, justification, new life, eternal life, Sherry Carter

What Easter Means to Me

Today's guest blogger Ginger Harrington starts our Easter series for the month of March, called "What Easter Means to Me." Her writing always encourages me. May your heart be blessed as she writes about the memories and grace of Easter.

When I was a little girl, Easter was all about the bunny.

And the basket.

And the dress.

As a child, I loved the pretty dress that always matched my sister. Some years we even had Easter bonnets. In our white patent leather shoes and frilly socks, we loved the thrill of hunting for Easter eggs, colorful and filled with sweet treasures.

I have years of special Easter memories stored away in my heart. Years of traditions shared with family. As I have grown older, I still love the sharing the traditions with my family.  Over the years the generations rotate as the crawling babies grow into teenagers and the young parents become grandparents. Easter is still one of the few times we gather as extended family, and it is precious.

 

 

Easter, Jesus’ resurrection, new life, hope, What Easter Means to Me, Ginger Harrington

What Easter Means to Us

Easter represents hope, glory, beauty, and life. Every Easter we celebrate the glory of Christ’s resurrection and the beauty of new life found in Him. As believers, we honor Jesus’ death which paid for our sin, and remember His sacrifice. But the story didn’t end there. Three days after He died, Jesus rose from the dead—a living Savior! For anyone who believes in Him, Jesus gives new life, eternal life. Hallelujah, what a Savior!

This month leading up to Easter, I’ve asked four friends to tell you what Easter means to them. Every Tuesday, I will post one of their devotions, and on the last Tuesday of the month, I will post my devotion describing what Easter means to me. I am excited to host a month-long celebration of what Jesus did for us and of His resurrection power! The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is the power that God uses to work in us and through us (Ephesians 1:18-21). ...

 

 

 

Easter, new life, Jesus, a living Savior, What Easter Means to Us, Katy Kauffman, Lighthouse Bible Studies