Sometimes the simplest little things can have big impact on our lives. In this series of posts I examine very short sentences (each just three words long) that can make a difference in your life. If you have a three word sentence that changed your life somehow, share it with me and I will share it with the world.
No long dissertation today. Today is a day for family and for celebration around the world. Perhaps no three words that I write about here will ever carry the weight that these three do – He is risen.
For Christians everywhere this is the cornerstone of their beliefs – that Jesus came to earth to die for the forgiveness of our sins and rose from the dead to assure us that we too will never die if we believe in Him. For two days the original Disciples must have wandered about in a fog with only the three words “He is dead” floating in their minds, wondering what to do now. Then, on the third day came the words – He is risen!
The rest, as they say, is history. So, on this Holy day of celebration, let us pause and reflect not only on the meaning of our own lives; but on the meaning of Jesus’ life. No matter what trials and tribulations we may endure in our day-to-day lives, we will never understand how God could come down to earth on the form of a man and allow him to be crucified as atonement for our sins. It is something that we just cannot get our brains around; and so, we must content ourselves with our beliefs in a better life ahead and beyond, based primarily upon our belief that He is risen.
Have a great Easter! He is risen indeed!