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HE IS RISEN, HE IS RISEN INDEED

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! HeIsRisen

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 aindexbout 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!

I think this pictureJESUS IS RISEN is a pretty good depiction of how He felt, for sure.

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!14695875a0fdd27dc2c4fb01eb3c6e47

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.

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Song and Video – Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

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ROCKS

I do love rocks.  I have all kinds in my front yard around my flower bed and in my yard for stepping stones.  I have purchased some of them but many of them have been picked up along the side of the road or at construction sites.  I have stopped and asked the workers if I could have any left overs.  I have big ones, little ones and all sizes in between.  So I have quite a collection of rocks and I do love them!  Variety is the spice of my yard.

However, there is one “rock” that is a very special rock.  It is the one that covered the entrance to the tomb of my Lord and Savior – Jesus.  John 15:46   46 Then he bought fine linen, took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen. And he laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. 47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses observed where He was laid.”  The rock that was placed over the entrance was probably like the one in the picture.  It was rolled in place by more than one man because of its size.  So, were they trying to keep Jesus in the tomb or others out?  It is really irrelevant because no rock or anything else could hold Him in that tomb!  Jesus defeated death – see Acts 2:24!  God raised Him from the dead!

It was the custom to wrap the dead in linen.  John 19:40 – “40 Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury.”  Another wonderful part of all of this is the linen cloth that they wrapped His head inJohn 20:7 “…and the handkerchief that had been around His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded together in a place by itself,  This is not a passing comment that was just added to the scripture.  The Jewish tradition at that time was this… The head of the household, when they left the dining table, would either crumple up his napkin, signifying that he was finished and the servants could then clean his place or he would fold it neatly, signifying that he was not finished and he would be back.   
TNAPKINhis is a BIG deal!  Jesus’ friends that found the empty tomb that day also saw the message He left them!  “I will be back!” And Praise God He will be!

All of this is just a part of the entire story of Jesus death on the cross, His burial and His resurrection!  It would do us all good to read this story again and understand and let it sink deep into our souls.  Jesus went through horrible torture and He gave up His life on that cross for you and me!  He was buried and on the third day AROSE!  He defeated hell and death!  He did all of this so we would not have to taste death!  Yes, maybe the death of this body here on earth but not an eternity separated from Him.  We can have eternal life if we believe in Jesus and accept Him as our personal Savior.  Jesus loves you and wants to spenHE IS RISENd eternity with you in Heaven!  Thank God that He made a way for you to do that!

If you have accepted Jesus as your personal Savior I am thrilled for you!  If you have not, seek Him today!  You can email me, or talk to someone at your church or a Christian friend.  Find out what Easter really means!  Have it come alive in your heart and soul!  It changes your entire life!   Listen to the song below.  It tells the story!

In His Joy!

Leah L. Adams

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.’

Romans 15:12-14