This is Easter and He Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed!
What a wonderful time for Christians to remember why we have eternal life with God and Christ. If you are a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, then today, Easter Sunday, is a most special day. It is the day that Jesus rose from the grave and defeated death forever!
What exactly does that mean? Well, if you believe and follow Jesus then when you die or if Jesus comes back before you die then you will go to Heaven with Him and live with Him in Eternity forever. Some folks say… “Won’t that be mighty boring to live in Heaven and just live forever?” Well, my answer is a resounding NO! Why? Because we were created, in the first place, to worship Him! Yes, we were created by God to be His companions and to worship and serve Him. So living in Heaven for eternity will be wonderful. Now, I don’t believe we will sit around and play harps on a cloud and just have nothing to do. I am not sure what it will be but I know I will like it.
I was watching TV this afternoon and heard one of those street interviewers asking people if they knew what Easter was. There were some answers that were doozies. One of the saddest ones is a lady said that it was when Jesus was born. WHAT!????!!! When Jesus was born? Really? Oh My Goodness! I wonder what she thinks Christmas is… when Santa was born? This world is a sad place. So many people have NO CLUE about who Jesus is and then for sure what He has done for them! If they only knew. Yes, He Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed!
As I was looking for pictures for this post, I ran across this one that is most interesting to me. I have never seen a picture of what it must have been like when Jesus rose from the dead. I know the face linen or napkin was supposedly laid separately from the other cloths that Jesus was wrapped in. It is told that the face napkin was folded nice and neat at the head of the stone where he had been laying. I have read that, in Jewish tradition, when you leave the table and plan to come back, you were supposed to fold your napkin and lay it at your place on the table when you get up. The folded napkin signified that you would be back and the servants would not take the plate away. However, to be honest, here is a website I really like for questions. GotQuestions.org and it talks about the supposed myth surrounding that tale. Click here to read what GodQuestions.org has to say about this tale.
Anyway around it… this picture below is quite interesting to me and could have been this way.
The rest of the linen that He was wrapped in supposedly lay on the stone but I don’t think it is told how it was … so this picture could very well be how Jesus burst forth from the grave! I mean, after all… He had been to Hell and back – literally – and NOW HE IS RISEN! Thank God, He Is Risen Indeed!
No one really knows and this is just my opinion, but it could have been. Thank you God for what you did by giving Your only Son to die for our sins and then raised Him from the dead to live with You in Eternity! I believe He is awaiting the time when You say, “Son, go get My children.” Those words will be so wonderful to Him and His appearing in the sky will be so wonderful for us Christians. Thank you, God!
You know God loves you so much! He has given His only Son to die for yours and my sins. Now Jesus is in Heaven awaiting you to accept Him as your Savior so you can live in Eternity with Him. There is a way to live with God and Jesus in Eternity and this website (click the link) will help you understand what it means to be a Jesus Christ follower. Remember, God loves you so much! After all, He calls you His beloved.
Song and Video – Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
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