Most of us have lost a loved one, and I know the grieving journey isn’t easy. I’ve been thinking about my dad, as it was around the Easter season when he passed into eternity in 2005. I was his care-giver the last three months of his life, which he spent in my home, and I was by his side when he took those last few breaths. He was 88.
About 20 years before that my dad trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior. So, as I sat by his side and my heart was breaking, it was also rejoicing because I knew one day we’d be together again in heaven. This is why Easter is so special–it’s the whole reason Jesus came in the first place. He loved each of us so much He was willing to die in our place–to take all our sins upon himself so that we could have everlasting life. Jesus died–but He didn’t stay dead–He rose again that glorious Easter morn. He lives–He’s alive! He had victory over sin and death itself.
And because He lives–my dad lives! Because He lives–we can live, too, if we trust Him as our Savior.
Make this Easter the most special one in your life. Jesus says, “Come!”