Does this Easter Sunday give you HOPE?
The Son of God has Risen from the Dead!
What does that actually mean to you?
To me, it means I have HOPE! Life is hard, I can’t imagine getting through some awful and stressful days without knowing that I have the hope of Heaven and an eternity with God in my future! No matter what horrible things we have to go through on this earth…we have but ONE HOPE!
In Acts 12 we read about Peter being imprisoned with no possible way of escaping. Talk about hard! He was chained and surrounded by 4 sets of 4 guards! We don’t read anything about him worrying or complaining about his circumstances. In fact, in verse 6, it says that Peter was actually sleeping! Can you imagine being able to sleep with chains around you, guards standing by, and no chance of freedom?? I have trouble sleeping many nights from troubles much less than what Peter faced. His future did not look promising, but he knew who was in charge of his future and believed it 100%, so he could sleep.
We have that same promise of who holds our future and we are surely reminded of it on this Easter Sunday. Jesus broke the chains of sin when He died on the cross for you and for me! He rose from the grave 3 days later and this is the hope that we have today.
Know that, just like Peter, your chains have been set free by Jesus on the cross. You have the freedom to ask Him into your life, to ask forgiveness of your sins, and He has promised you eternal life with Him.
John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Who Holds Your Future?