As I contemplate the wonder of Easter, the Resurrection of Jesus from the tomb ~ Hallelujah! ~ I seek a greater understanding of what it means to believe in this Day of days… what does it actually mean to believe in Jesus?
Why Jesus, anyway?
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life (John 8:12 NKJV).
Light brings clarity:
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path (Psalm 118:105 KJV).
The Word of God brings us clarity about Jesus:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time (1 Peter 1:3-5 NASB).
How is it possible to love and hope in Him?
We love Him because He first loved us (1 John 4:19 NKJV).
Why believe in Jesus?
We believe because our hope comes from Him:
My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold, I shall not be shaken (Psalm 62:5-6 NASB).
Happy Easter, indeed!