Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Why I’m thankful for Easter

I am loved beyond measure.

Angela is hosting an Easter link blog post session for all of those bloggers who would like to post about why Easter is meaningful to them. So…here is mine, in short form. It could definitely get bigger, but for space’s sake, I condensed it. =)

For safety.
When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.
Do not be afraid of sudden terror,
Nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes;
For the Lord will be your confidence,
And will keep your foot from being caught.
-- Proverbs 3:24-26

I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none will make you afraid;
I will rid the land of evil beasts,
and the sword will not go through your land.
--Leviticus 26:6

For instructions to have a holy life and marriage. For not hiding these verses, not keeping them secret, but giving these instructions freely for all to know and live by.
See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.
-- 1 Thessalonians 5:15-22

For purpose in life.
Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.
-- 2 Corinthians 5:20

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
--Matthew 28:19-20

For His promises.
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
-- 1 John 5:4

He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.
-- Revelation 3:5

Because He became like us.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
-- John 1:14

For the resurrection.
Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.
But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.
Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments.
Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen!
-- Luke 24:1-6a

Happy Easter.


Beth@playinwiththepaulsens! said...

His resurrection is endlessly exciting isn't it!!!??
love this post! the Scriptures are so amazing!

Brooke said...

I've got that song "He's alive" stuck in my head. Can you imagine what the women were thinking when they arrived at the empty tomb?

Lois Lane II said...

For REAL! I would have been a little nervous, too!! lol

Sara@i.Sass said...

I really like that Proverbs verse.
He has Risen INDEED!
Happy Easter Sweet Sister.

misti said...

I'm hoping Brooke is talking about Dolly Parton's "He's Alive"...because it gives me chills

Anonymous said...

Awesome. Love it!

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Anonymous said...

what a great chronicle of verses for the true meaning of Easter!

Mari said...

What a great list. I love that you showed how it affects everything!

septembermom said...

Thank you for sharing these Scripture quotes. God's love is endless as we all know from His gift of Easter.

Chatty Kelly said...

Yay! I love this Easter link up at Angela's to see everyone's feelings and thoughts.


Anonymous said...

Amen amen amen! This is SOOOOOO GOOD! Thank you for sharing the TRUTH. I know it's the truth because it is directly from God's word. Whenever I apply God's truth to my life, great things happen. I love the way you presented the things of God, paid for by Jesus, that minister to you.

I'm a Believer!

oh and thanks for commenting on my LOOOOOOONNNNNGGGG Easter posts.


Angela said...

Beautiful! I love that you used Scripture to write what Easter means to you. So wonderful. It is such a glorious time.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Proverbs 3:24-26 has always been one of my all-time favorite passages, even when I was a little girl. There is just so much comfort in it.

He is SO good.

Anonymous said...

Awesome post! Thanks for faithfully stopping by and keeping Rena and family in your prayers. It means more than you may think.


Norse, Jesica, and Boden said...

Isn't it amazing that HE can say it so much better than us sometimes? His Word is amazing!

Growin' with it! said...

sweet sleep and faith being victorious in overcoming this world were my favs. great post!

septembermom said...

I left an award for you on my blog today! Happy Easter:)

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