Easter // He is Risen!

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Today we celebrate the greatest event in history, the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Messiah, Savior, and Lord.  John presses us today to think, pray, wrestle over and ask ourselves this question: "Who is Jesus?  Who is this man that even the wind and the waves obey him?"  Then John presents the message of the gospel, namely Jesus' life, death, burial and resurrection.  Jesus was more than a mere man, He was, and still is God.  He claimed divinity and proved His eternal nature and being through His life, ministry, teaching and resurrection from the grave.  He alone is the way, the truth, and the life who came down from Heaven to do the will of His Father.  Today we rejoice in this... That our hope of salvation is found in Jesus' work on the cross and His taking our guilt of sin upon Himself, removing our penalty and shame, giving us new life, a restored relationship with God, and an everlasting hope.  We rejoice because we are loved, and we know this because God so loved the world that He would send His only son to die on our behalf, that whosoever would believe upon Him, should not perish but have eternal life.  That's amazing.  That is worth celebrating.