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By Pastor John Dees
I’m writing this on Good Friday afternoon of 2012. To think that 2000 years have come and gone since our wonderful Savior died on a cross for us is simply amazing. Why has he taken so long? Only God knows. Perhaps, He’s waiting for that one more soul to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
As we are in the Easter season, let’s always remember what this is all about. Sunday morning, thousands of people will be in churches throughout the Tennessee Valley. Thousands of children will search for eggs and feast on chocolate bunnies. Even though there are many trappings of Easter and many of us have fun traditions, what it’s really all about is God coming to this earth becoming totally human just like you and me and paying the perfect sacrifice for our sin. Then, in the greatest victory of all time, that Humanity rose again. God in man purchased our salvation on Calvary’s tree and destroying sin and death.
The saddest picture of all is to live our lives and ignore this great truth. Unfortunately, many do. God tells us in John 3:16 that “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that who so ever shall believe in Him would never perish but have everlasting life.” What a promise!
I pray that every person who reads this will one day experience eternal life with the One True God. He loves us so much. Let’s never ignore His love. Take a moment, bow your head, and thank Him for what He’s done for you and me. If you don’t know Him but you would like to, bow your head and say the following prayer: “Lord, Jesus, I am a sinner. I need You as my Savior. I give You my heart and life and want to follow You all the rest of my days. Please save my soul, I pray.”
If you did that, please contact a pastor at the many Bible-believing churches in this area. I’m sure the pastor would love to talk to you and help you along your spiritual journey. God bless you all. Happy Easter.
Pastor John Dees is the Senior Pastor at CrossPointe Church, 719 Hughes Road in Madison. For more information about CrossPointe, call 256-772-4463 or go to www.cpcfamily.org.