Easter Sunday 2018

He has risen! He has risen indeed! Happy Easter! Have you ever gone searching for something in the wrong place? This happens to me all the time at the grocery store and Costco! They are notorious for this – always moving stuff around. You never know where stuff is located! A few years ago I was sent by my wife to Target to get butt paste. Yes you heard me right, putt paste. This is some magical cream and if you are a parent you know what I mean. Rashes and sore bottoms ain’t got nothing on this stuff! So I went in and could not find this stuff for the life of me. After searching everywhere I finally asked someone and they promptly pointed it out on the self for me. It was quite the ordeal. I mean I as a grown man had to ask another grown man for butt paste. Neither of us have forgotten that day. The same thing happened to some of the followers of Jesus who went to the tomb that first Easter morning. When they got to the tomb, the stone was rolled away. If that wasn’t strange enough, the body of Jesus was no longer in the tomb. Then they turned around and 2 angles were standing there. Freaked out, they bowed down and the angels said to them, “Why are you looking for the living amount the dead?” Wait, what? Did they just say living? Yes! Jesus has risen from the grave! You and I are the same. We go looking for what Christ gave us that very first Easter morning in all the wrong places. We try and find love, acceptance, purpose, grace, mercy, hope, peace in all the wrong places. You don’t have to look any further. Don’t keep Jesus on the cross, or in the grave. Stop looking for that “something” in the wrong place. Jesus is that something! He brings Love, Hope, Peace, everything that you need, He is your victory today!

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