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Today is Resurrection Sunday. It is a day to celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead.  The world celebrates with candy, colored eggs, and Easter bunnies. We are called out from the world. A peculiar people.

Titus 2:14
“Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”

James 4:4
“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”

 

 

For me, Resurrection Sunday is a day of worship. A day to remember His sacrifice and to thank Him for His mercy.  Most times when I see the hymn Alas, and Did My Saviour Bleed? the words are changed from “Would He devote that sacred head For such a worm as I?” to  “Would He devote that sacred head for sinners such as I?”

I think the word “worm” gives a true sense of the depravity we humans find ourselves in before we come to the cross. I for one, recognize my own sinfulness and know that there is none good, but God (Matthew 19:17).

Ecclesiastes 7:20
“For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.”bloody cross

Prayer:

Thank you, Lord, for your sacrifice, for your great mercy, and for your grace. Please help our loved ones to get a clear understanding of the gospel message. Help them to know that they too can have eternal life and the peace that passeth all understanding. Lord, I love you. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.

Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday! May the Lord bless and keep you.

(All verse references are taken from the Authorized Version of the Bible, commonly referred to as the King James Version.)