It seems to be age appropriate. We get in the car to take a short outing and one of the younger kids would invariably ask, “Where are we going?” or “How long will this take?” It may not seem like such a big question, but what does knowing the answer change? Our eight-year-old really had no other option since he can’t stay home alone.
The Big Event
Even many world events really don’t matter for long. Who wins hockey’s Stanley Cup, the Super Bowl, World Cup Soccer, or the World Series makes little impact on the majority of humanity. But at Easter Christians everywhere acknowledge a pivotal point in history that literally affects EVERYONE! That event is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
What Does Matter
“He is not here, but He is risen” (v. 6) are words that matter eternally. If they are a lie, humanity has no hope after this life. If they are the truth, rejecting the Risen Lord Jesus Christ has eternal consequences. “He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life” (1 John 5:12).
Paul said (1 Cor. 15:14) “and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.”
A Game Changer
Many things we believe and do matter little. But the Resurrection is eternally important. What difference does it make in your life today?
The Circuit ‘Riter, Michael Ullrich
Michael Ullrich has written regular devotional thought articles for 8 newspapers since 1980, along with 3 magazines and various websites since the mid 90’s. With his wife Bonita at his side, Michael pastored for 35 years in rural America, most of the time with Village Missions (village-missions.org) and today is the executive director or Cord Ministries International (Cordmin.com) serving missionaries working in Czech Republic, Israel, Honduras, Kenya, Nigeria, Thailand, and the United States..
Michael and Bonita have traveled and spoken on mission trips to Bonaire, Poland, Thailand, Mexico, and Honduras. They have 7 children and numerous grandchildren in 5 states and Mexico.