Some may wish for a more convincing miracle than an empty tomb and the assurance of long dead witnesses.
Yet there is nothing in this world that cannot be doubted, even God.
As a product of our education institutions, I was taught how to doubt and question as well as how to research and find answers.
Based on such a process, I expected to gain all the knowledge I needed in order to live a good life.
But there was something missing. I needed a more eternal measure than just what I could
conclude. I needed God.
And not just any God, but a God who was trustworthy and a God who was truly eternal.
Jesus Christ has shown us just such a God. …A God of love and constancy that we can trust completely.
A God of compassion as well as expectation.
A God of grace as well as truthfulness.
A God that chooses to go to the cross to show us how much we are loved.
Over these next few days, as we remember Jesus walking to Calvary with a cross, I invite you to carry a cross of your own.
Perhaps it’s a cross of anger or disappointment in yourself or another person.
Perhaps its depression and a sense of being lost, or it’s the worries of being successful and wondering what God wants you to do with it.
Perhaps it’s recognizing that all the blessings you have really do come from God, that you really didn’t do it all by yourself.
What ever cross you are carrying, examine it carefully, and then, as you consider the love of God and the death of Jesus, let him take it from you, and cancel it’s power over you.
Let Christ die for you once more with all your burdens, so that he can rise on Resurrection Sunday to give you new life, the life you are searching for.
Jesus Christ came to bring us life, and fill us with a living, hopeful God.
All we have to do is to trust God with all our heart, all our soul and all our mind. Are you ready to let part of you die in order to live?
How have you lived closer to God this day? …this week?
How goes it with your soul?
Grace and Peace, Pastor Terry