Easter Morning Changed Everything!

As one who likes to write and appreciates the power of words, there are many that I have read/heard in my life that stand out in my mind:

That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”

Give me liberty of give me death” (I’d much prefer liberty, thank you very much!)

December 7, 1941….a date that will life in infamy”

The hills are alive with the Sound of Music…”

“I have a dream…”

Space…the final frontier….these are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise…”

But all of those pale in comparison to three words found in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke”

He is Risen!”

Those three words herald the most significant announcement of all eternity. Jesus Christ’ resurrection is the apex of all human history. Even of the universe itself. It is the fulfillment of God’s promise in Genesis 3:15 and signals restoration from the curse that was put on man and nature.

Why did God do this? Because of His love for his creation. It is a free gift of salvation. For those who accept this gift and trust in Christ, it means several things:

It means eternity with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ:

When we’ve been there 10,000 years, bright shining as the sun…we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise than when we first begun”.

It means we will have a resurrected, incorruptible body! (Wooo Hoooo!!):

Corinthians 15:42-44: 42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.

It means reunion with family and friends! I once saw a wonderful slogan that is so true:

Christians never have to say goodbye for the last time”.

Rhonda Vincent does a beautiful song that captures this perfectly called “Homecoming”:

There’ll be a homecoming some morning

When Jesus calls us away

I’ll see mother and daddy

Lord I am ready

For Heaven’s homecoming day

Precious ones have gone on before

our Lord waits for no man

Salvation will gain us

a ticket to see them

and a place in God’s final plan

He will come like a thief in the night

To take us to Heaven on high

There we’ll gather once more

With those we adore

In a place where we never shall die

There’ll be a homecoming some morning

When Jesus calls us away

I’ll see mother and daddy

Lord I am ready

For Heaven’s homecoming day

It means eternal fellowship with those who have gone before us (and come after). Imagine having a conversation with Moses or King David!

It means no more pain. No more suffering. No more tears:

Revelation 21:4: And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

It means no more division:

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus – Galatians 3:28

It means we will see the Father and Son face to face:

Revelation:22:3-4: The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.

It also means we can live life on this side of eternity with confidence and power. And the hope and certainty that this mortal life is just a short period of time. The older I get (and the more challenges I have) the more happy I am that this will all soon be over and done.

So on this Easter Sunday we celebrate and worship the King of kings and Lord of lords. He has conquered death! He has conquered the grave! Neither have ANY power over Jesus and he did this because of his incredible LOVE for us. So let’s go forth and live our lives NOW as Ambassadors for Him knowing He is preparing a place for us to spend eternity with Him!

John Baldwin

John Baldwin is a native of Roanoke, Va located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of SW VA. He is a husband and father of three children. He has been a devout Christian since he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ and accepted the free gift of salvation in 1988. Politically John is a conservative who's political views were formed during the administration of Ronald Reagan. John's fulltime job is as an Applications Analyst (Software programming). John is also the host of two online radio shows on Victory Radio - "The Front Porch Gospel Music Show" and "Victory Talk Radio" (interview show). He is also an avid "oldies" music fan and is the DJ of the weekly "J-Bal Oldies Show” on the Doo Wop Cove.

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