I realize that Easter is considered a "religious holiday." I appreciate
the fact that Christians come together inside their churches to
celebrate in various manners. But the reality is the Easter message is
as much for the non-believer as the believer; perhaps even more so.
The concept of a supernatural Savior conquering the anguish of this
world offers so much for so many. It's a message that needs to be heard
outside of the church walls.
For the one who's experiencing loneliness, Easter offers a message of
For the one who's battling addiction, Easter offers a message of
For the one who's suffering in pain, Easter offers a message of healing.
For the one who's weak and weary, Easter offers a message of strength
For the single mother struggling to cope, the promise of Easter gives
For children without a home, the promise of Easter gives joy.
For the marriage that's crumbling day by day, the promise of Easter
For the family that's mourning the loss of a loved one, the promise of
Easter gives peace.
What the world lacks, Easter can provide: mercy, forgiveness, grace and
love. Like a little child scouring the yard for hidden eggs, we can find
the true gifts of Easter if we will just look for them. They may be
found in a prayer, in a passage of scripture or in another person who
has experienced the resurrection power of Jesus Christ.
If you or someone you know has had enough of what this world too often
offers in all of its cruelty, hatred, selfishness and pain, try
something different this weekend. Jesus was beaten, killed and buried in
a tomb. Easter commemorates the power that released him from the death
and the grave.
Discover someone who has the power to lift you out of any pit on this
earth. He is still alive today and ready to reveal His resurrection
power to all who will believe in Him and receive His life. Find out what
treasures await you when you experience the true celebration of Easter.
Author: James Robison
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About the author: James Robison is the founder and president of LIFE
Outreach International, an international humanitarian aid ministry; host
of the television program, Life
Today; and author of The
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