Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter! (Gospel in a Nutshell)

Easter is a big day for me. I didn't "get it" until I was 33 years old. Okay, I wasn't really trying most of that time either. Now it all makes sense.

We are all sinners, since none of us can obey God's law perfectly. But God made a way for us to be forgiven so we can have eternal life in heaven. All we have to do is recognize our sinfulness and accept the fact that Jesus paid the penalty for our sin when he died on the cross.

It's that simple. God is closer to you than your next breath, so if you're thinking "Wow! Thank you!" then He heard that thought as a prayer. It took me a long time to figure out exactly what they were getting at in church. I thought someone else might want to know too. Happy Easter!

17 comments:

Jewel said...

He is risen indeed! Amen Sister.

Rosa-Munda said...

Alleluia, Happy Easter Karen.

Linda said...

Thank you for your message. Jesus is risen indeed! Blessings for a beautiful Easter.

Mayleen said...

I'm contemplating all that Jesus did for us and all He went through to do it. He is risen indeed! Have a very blessed and meaningful Easter!

JoAnne said...

You put it so beautifully, Karen. Praise God - He is risen!

Joan said...

Thank you for that post.
"King of kings and Lord of lords. Hallelujah!"

Judi said...

Amen!

kheli said...

I was 40 before I really understood. And I was raised going to church every week. Hallelujah! Thank you Lord, for this gift!

Shana said...

Happy Easter

creativedawn said...

He arose and gave us life eternal! I love hearing it! God bless you and your family! Have a happy Easter!
hugz
Pam

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

He paid the price for the debt that we owed. Wishing you a very blessed Easter. He is risen, indeed!

Polly said...

Have a most blessed Easter! Polly

stufenzumgericht said...

Happy Easter to you, too. God may bless you!!!
Martina

NeverBored said...

I am so grateful for God's amazing Grace! Praise be the Lord!

Suze said...

Amen. Have a blessed Easter.

Laurie said...

It's great that you understand - it doesn't matter how old you were when you "got it" - it's just that you have it now! Eternal life in paradise sounds great to me too!

Akiko said...

Well said it. Amen!