The MOST Wonderful Time of the Year

THIS is the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas is great and all that, but THIS day, this day is wonderful on a whole other level.

Most of you probably know that my faith is central to my life and I don’t try to ram that down your throats 24/7 but on this day, this most wonderful day, there’s no way I can keep quiet!

You see, I believe with every fiber of my being that Jesus Christ is not a mythical being, but is truly the Son of God and he really came down and lived among us as a man.

I believe that he gave himself as a sacrifice to take our place in death and save us from the future our sin has earned us.

I believe that on THIS day 2000 or so years ago, this Easter day, God Almighty reached down and raised his son from the dead and in doing so demonstrated his power over even the grave.

I believe that God loves us so much that he sent his son to die in our place so that WHOEVER believes in Jesus WILL have eternal life.

I believe that while this mortal body may one day die, I (and all who believe in Jesus) will one day rise again and live forever with him free from sin and death and sickness and suffering.

I believe it to be true so completely that I’ll happily go as far as to say i KNOW it to be true.

Christians talk about hope for the future and, while I know what they are saying when they say that, I don’t like the word hope.

I don’t have hope. I have certainty. Hope suggests a possibility of being wrong but Jesus didn’t die to give us uncertainty, he didn’t die to give us a good percentage chance… he died to give us absolute, rock solid, beyond any doubt confidence that when we turn our backs on sin and follow Him instead, our names are written in the Book of Life in ink that can never be erased, can never fade, can never be overwritten.

I am fully convinced that nothing, NOTHING can keep us from the love of God and from His promise of eternal life.

…. and THAT is why this is the most wonderful day of the year, because THIS is the day when we celebrate Jesus, the victor over sin and death and the grave, our Champion, our King and our Savior.

I truly hope that you know the same sense of peace and certainty that I do, that Jesus is alive and that by becoming followers of him, WE will share in his glorious and wonderful eternity.

About PeterP

I am a blogger, author, stay at home dad, speaker, web hosting trainer and geek (I was so excited to get an iPad that I actually made up a song and dance about it). I am English by birth, but currently live in California with my wife and our three children. I ran a web hosting business for nine years and found that many, if not most of my clients had never learned how to use any of the functions associated with hosting so I wrote a book to try and teach just those skills. I must admit to having fallen in love with WordPress (possibly a little TOO much) and I honestly find it hard to understand why anyone would use anything different to build a site! WordPress is wonderful! My passion is to help others achieve their goals with their websites/blogs. I believe that, with a little help, anyone can have an awesome site.

2 thoughts on “The MOST Wonderful Time of the Year”

  1. tc says:

    Peter that was written profoundly and with depth.
    Thank you for writing that, it helped make my Easter.
    God works in mysterious and unusual ways, many times he’s not the conventional God that some people try to paint him as.
    For instance, although Easter has always had meaning for me as a Christian, Ill tell you how God has made it more “3D” for me.
    Three years ago, my cat who was almost 23 years
    old died on Easter. I loved her so much, and I always felt, years prior to her death, that when it was her time to die, that God would make sure it was a time he knew that I could handle and that he would handpicked that time for her and I.
    It was a terrible day and she sufferered very badly before the vet could come to the house to put her to sleep. I would rather not remember that sad day I had to say goodbye to my friend, but I know without question that God picked “resurrection day” to tell me I would see her again
    (I definitely believe Christian’s will get to be with their pets in heaven). Last year my pastor’s father in law died on Easter. He was a Christian and even though it was sad and traumatic, I believed God handpicked that day as well.
    Because of my experience I celebrate and understand the meaning of Easter more in depthly now. I get to celebrate what Christ did, and also celebrate the rememberance of someone who was a special part of my life.
    Most of all though, I can “see” the reality of
    the sting being taken out of death.
    The reality is there WILL be life again…along with a new creation. Then we’ll be ..home.

    1. PeterP says:

      Thank you for sharing, TC.

      I’m glad that God was able to use even the death of your cat to teach you more about him and bring you closer to him.

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