To many, this is Holy Week. And there is a message in that, which keeps a person going from day to day.
Perhaps you are one of those. But do you really know why you celebrate Easter and the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus?
Author, Linore Rose Burkard knows why she does, and she has graciously offered to share that purpose with us.
Cheer Up! These Things Are True
By Linore Rose Burkard
One Sunday my pastor gave our church some truths to consider which can make any dark cloud seem just a little brighter if you think about them. The key is to really consider the meaning of these
four immutable and perfectly beautiful truths:
If you are a child of God (and not everyone is, you know) then you can say the following
1. I am CHOSEN
2. I am ADOPTED
3. I am REDEEMED
4. I am FORGIVEN
These things are true for the Christian no matter he or she feels;
no matter how low they feel they've gone;
no matter what they've done;
no matter what they think.
A person who has placed his or her faith and trust in Christ as their Lord and Savior is always, at all times, irrevocably
- CHOSEN (called out from the crowd; set apart; picked specifically for God)
- ADOPTED (Removed from their old life and into God's family; they have a new
identity; a new name; a new reason for being.)
- REDEEMED (living for a purpose; given meaning to their lives; freed from
the chains of their past or their history)
- FORGIVEN (made ready for heaven; no longer held guilty for sins--as long as there is ongoing prayer and asking for forgiveness.)
This really is GOOD NEWS.
copyright 2011 Linore Rose Burkard
Be blessed with a glorious Easter, everyone.
Shirley Kiger Connolly