Be Resurrected !

Southaven, Ms

By: Mike Upchurch

It’s Resurrection Sunday!  We call it Easter, but to me it’s also Resurrection Sunday, and it is about LIFE!  According to accounts, Jesus was crucified on a Friday and was resurrected on a Sunday morning almost 2000 years ago. And His resurrection from the dead that day means we will be resurrected too at the end of our life, if we’ve received Him as Savior!

Our Heavenly Father created life and He respects it deeply. As a matter of fact, He cherishes it!  As the designer of all life, He values it more highly than you can fathom. He gently cares for His creation. Jesus said He knows when a sparrow falls to the ground. Life is precious to Him!  He recycles everything He created. In fact, the water from your kitchen sink faucet could very well have been water that Jesus and His disciples enjoyed, for all the water that has ever been is still here. For example, water found in a river can cycle from water to vapor to rain, and can then ultimately become river water again.  He makes sure not one drop is missing!

 And He values all His handiwork in that way, including YOU!!  He would never throw you away or discard you.  Instead of tossing you aside as Society might, He gently repurposes your life when you turn it over to Him!  You’re recycled in the image of His Son!  He is the ultimate at conserving, and no matter what our opinion is of someone, even when they are beaten down by life, God sees the potential. He sees the value…..and He sees the value in YOU!!

This day, this Easter Sunday, this Day of Resurrection, receive LIFE!  Receive the fulfilling life that comes from surrendering to Jesus!  He was quoted in John 10:10 as saying this….

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”

Receive today the abundant life that is promised to everyone in Christ!  And with it you’ll receive eternal life as well!  The Apostle John penned this promise….

“These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.”‭‭1 John‬ ‭5:13‬ 

And John the Baptist said this…..

“He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”‭‭John‬ ‭3:36‬ 

Receive LIFE today!  The life that is found in CHRIST!  Taste that life and find that God is indeed good!  You will never ever be sorry you did, either now or eternally!

And that’s the way I see it!

Pastor Mike