Highland News Leader

Devotional: Receive Christ to be your Savior today and celebrate Easter like never before.

A friend of mine is a medical doctor. His bedside manners have long been debated as not being very good, but his ability to diagnose his patient’s ailments and problems is amazing.

After listening to a patient for a few moments he then asks them a simple question: “So what’s your point?” In other words, “Tell me exactly what the problem is.”

When we think of the celebration of Easter, we can apply that same diagnosis and ask, “What is the point?”

It is so easy to casually gloss over the significance of Easter as a time to have the children hunt for Easter eggs and our young ladies dress in fancy dresses and even make that annual trek to church, although we haven’t attended since last Christmas.

The point is, Easter is the single-most important event on the Christian calendar. Easter is that day when we celebrate Christ’s resurrection from the dead. Keep in mind, during the days of Christ, other people were crucified. Other people died on crosses. Others even had the name of Jesus. But (and here is that point again) only one rose from the dead — Jesus Christ!

The great Apostle Paul shares some amazing truths about the resurrection of Jesus.

Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said. (1 Corinthians 15:17)

And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless, and you are still guilty of your sins.

And then again, in Romans 10:9, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

So then, because of the resurrection from the dead, Jesus has promised that our sins can be forgiven, if we receive Him into our lives. When we do, we will experience God’s love in a personal way.

So, what’s the point? Do you have Christ in your life?

Receive Christ to be your Savior today and celebrate Easter like never before.

Pastor Leonard Pye

Faith Baptist Church, Highland