Being a Jesus follower has and always will be counter-cultural. Back in Jesus day, he rocked the way things were done. He said to forgive those who hurt us (Matthew 6:14), love our enemies (Matthew 5:44). and to deny ourselves and follow him (Matthew 16:24). He spoke many hard truths and gave an example of how we should live in this chaotic world. So, Easter... yes, pretty dresses, chocolate bunnies and Easter egg hunts are cute. But the real reason to reflect on Easter is to remember that Jesus suffered and died on a cross as the ultimate sacrifice while we were still sinners (Romans 5:8). [Read 7 Reasons Jesus Suffered and Died.] Then when all felt like it was lost, three days later he rose from the dead (Mark 16:6)! Jesus' death tore the temple veil so that we can approach God! His resurrection means that whoever confesses that Jesus is God and believes he was raised from the dead, will be saved (Romans 10:9). Isn't that amazing? I will never get tired of that. So, let's not just celebrate Easter once a year. Let's remember and be grateful for that sacrifice every day. As Christians, we are so blessed and one day we get to go to heaven (John 14:1-3) and see our Savior face to face (Revelation 22:4). I don't know about you, but I can't wait! Music is one my favorite ways to worship. Here's a wonderful song to celebrate Jesus resurrection - "In Christ Alone" by Adrienne Liesching and Geoff Moore.
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Maria Walcott. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist "Extraordinaire" :) Nutrition "nerd". Essential oil educator. Love nature. Want to protect God's planet and help His people become their healthiest selves.