Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Eggs

Each year, we die our easter eggs red and only red.
Well, Easter is in fact, Resurrection Day and we need to remember that, for ..."if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins."
1 Corinthians 15:17
The eggs are red to remind us of the blood that Christ shed for us:
"He is despised and rejected of men: a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed Him not. Surely He hath borne our grief, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed."
Isaiah 53:3-5

"There is none righteous, no, not one"
Romans 3:9
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8

If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Romans 10:9 & 10

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.
1 Corinthians 15:3 & 4

As we go around the table cracking our eggs, we remember that Christ was buried and the grave was sealed- but it could not hold Him:
"And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it."
Matthew 28:2

He is no longer there: He is risen!

I do not understand why God chose this way to bring us to Himself, but 1 Corinthians 1:25 tells us: "Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men." and 1 Corinthians 1:27: "But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;"

Some say Christ was just a good man, or great teacher- but really, I believe there are only 3 things that Christ could have been:
1. A liar (and an extremely good one!)
2. An insane person (who else would be so bold??)
3. The Christ, the Messiah- just like He says.

I hope that through this blessed holiday you were able to rejoice in knowing Christ and all He has done for us, if not, I pray that you will soon know Him.
If you would like to understand more, get a Bible and read through 1 John, ask God to reveal Himself to you and give you understanding.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened."
Matthew 7:7 & 8
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
James 1:5
Please feel free to ask me any questions, and I will do my best to find an answer.


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