|Luke 24 >>|
New International Version 1984
Friday, April 6, 2012
Good Friday + Easter Sunday = Best Weekend Ever!!
Once upon a time, in a country far, far away there lived a man.
even though he wasn't very good at it
This man was no ordinary man. He was a most exceptional man. But He was still a man.
The life He led was full of highs and lows, just like yours and mine.
He was born pretty poor in a stable full of poo-poo and jack asses.
He was a rascal of a little boy and worried the stew out of his mama and daddy especially when they lost him in the big city!
He could do all sorts of neat things
walk on water
make one basket of fish and chips feed a party of 100's
take some water and make some tasty wine out of it
make boo-boos all better
and He shared a special story with everyone he met.
He had some guys who joined up with him to help him share that story.
It was a story of
A promise of
LIFE ETERNALLY IN PARADISE
In a City with streets paved with gold
And the King of the Land got scared
He was afraid that the Man was trying to sneak in and take over his job as
was so silly!
That wasn't the kingdom that the man was talking about!
So the King and his helpers whipped up some false charges and had the Man arrested.
He was beaten and scourged
He was nailed to a cross
CRUCIFIED and DIED on that CROSS
for You and Me
so that we could live in that fabulous paradise for all eternity.....
if we only
and then the most spectacularly, fantastical, unbelievably stupendous thing of all happened.
1On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’” 8Then they remembered his words.
9When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 10It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. 11But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.12Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.
I wish for you all the wonderful Peace that loving and embracing the Life and Promises of my Lord, Jesus Christ can bring you.
Happy Easter My friends.
It WAS the best weekend ever!!!!