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By: Larry Shaffer
My friend Nate Olsen snapped this pic on his recent trip to the Holy Land
The Greatest Day
It’s almost Easter morning! To us, knowing what we now know, it’s a glorious day of celebration, as it should be. He is risen.
But what about the disciples and the followers of Jesus? It’s not a celebration...yet.
A lot has happened in a few days.
Historian list various events when asked what are the greatest events in world history? One historian, Rebecca Graf, provides the following list:
Everyone is entitled their opinion. But for us Christians, no other event is even close. The Friday to Sunday events I described above are the apex of history. All of history, before and after, revolve around the resurrection of Jesus, our Lord. Without it, our lives are dust in the wind. With it, we are endowed with eternal purpose and unending joy, through His grace.
But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, Galatians 4:4.
Risen Lord Jesus, You emptied yourself and taking on flesh, You became a servant. You humbled Yourself, endured the pain and ridicule and remained obedient unto the point of death, even death on the cross. May I die with You and may I rise with You to live a new life in You. What more could you do? Your death is my life; your resurrection is my peace; your ascension is my hope; your prayers for me are my comfort. You are my all in all. Amen!