Sunday, April 20, 2014

Because of Him

The sun rises up over the vast cityscape of Jerusalem, lighting the white limestone walls of the old city and creeping over buildings. Just north of the walls, a garden sits undisturbed.

Shortly, a throng of tourists will arrive and take their spots on the benches overlooking the garden. Some will descend the steps to the lowest point in the garden, quietly duck through a door carved in stone, and stare reverently into a hollowed portion of the rock where a body was laid to rest about two thousand years ago. As they leave, they will notice a sign on the door: “He is not here, for He is risen.”

The tourists don’t come to the Garden Tomb because this is where they hope Jesus was buried; they come because they hope this is where Jesus did what had never been done before—He lived again.
–The Meaning of Easter,

Jesus is the Son of God, our Savior and Redeemer. Because of Him, death is not the end, and life takes on new meaning. We can change, we can start over—and we can live again with God. This Easter, celebrate His life and discover all that’s possible because of Him.

As part of our lesson today in Young Women, we each took some time to think of how our lives are better because of Him. On this beautiful Easter day, I hope you will take some time to reflect on the good things in your life because of Him.
Back Row, L to R: Sarah, Erica, Elizabeth, Kim
Front Row, L to R: Maddie, Jehni, Sam


1 comment:

Jennifer Lovell said...

I love your signs :). What a great idea to help personalize the Easter message of hope. Looks like you have a great group of ladies, too! Happy Easter!