TODAY IS EASTER SUNDAY

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Today is Easter Sunday! Today is when a lot of households will be celebrating that Jesus rose from the grave to give us a chance at eternal life. It is also a day where a great number of people only know this as a day to hunt eggs, eat chocolate rabbit candy left by the “Easter Bunny,” and go to grandma’s house for dinner.

This is the time of year when I start to feel inadequate and undeserving. I look at my own children and wonder at the sacrifice that was made for us. How God gave his son so that we can live. How humbling is that? There is no way we could ever be worthy of the amazing grace that our Lord has bestowed upon us. I can only imagine how mad I would be if I had been the one who sacrificed so much for so many who are completely unappreciative. I can only imagine how mad I would be if I was the one being sacrificed.

Honestly, how could we ever be adequate of such a sacrifice? How could we ever do enough to be deserving of the ultimate gift? The truth is that we can’t. We could never “earn” or “work” our way into heaven. That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t do everything possible to do good works.

What are some of the good works we can do? We can give of our time. This might mean visiting those who are lonely or sick. It could also include volunteering and helping in the community and in your church. We can help those in need. Feeding the hungry, clothing those who have lost everything in a fire, maybe just babysitting for a couple who are overwhelmed. There are lots of organizations that do good deeds and you can contribute monetary funds to do your small part.

However, none of these will earn a place in heaven. We are told to Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. We are told to Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.

As a Christian, we want our light to shine for the Lord. Doing good deeds or good works might not earn our way into Heaven but I think it does shine a light on Christians. I believe that unbelievers watch you to see if you are truly a Christian and your actions speak louder than all your words.

Today, as we hunt eggs and eat with our families let’s take a few minutes to give thanks to the Lord for all His many blessings and for the ultimate sacrifice given for us.

Have A Blessed Day!

 

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  • Kim
    April 16, 2017

    Happy Easter from the UK! 🇬🇧🙂

  • Nancy Baten
    April 16, 2017

    Happy Easter Tania!

  • Angela Grafe
    April 16, 2017

    Dear Tania! Happy easter from Denmark( spending our vacation here in houstrup) – yours Angela

  • Senecia Saveat
    April 16, 2017

    Happy Resurrection Day ! Niecy from Texas

  • Marianne M
    April 16, 2017

    Amen! Happy Easter. Rejoice knowimg He has risen!

  • Laurie
    April 16, 2017

    Beautiful! What a gift you bring in your writing. He is risen! Hallelujah! Have a blessed Easter Sunday.

  • Laura Jordan
    April 16, 2017

    He is risen indeed! Enjoy this special day of remembrance.

  • Melesa Garrison
    April 16, 2017

    He is risen!

  • Linda
    April 16, 2017

    “Up from the grave He arose”!

    Happy Easter!

  • Eva Melville
    April 16, 2017

    Happy Easter Tania; He is Risen, just as He said. Looking forward to meeting you in heaven if not on this side!

  • Julie Shoaf
    April 16, 2017

    Thank you for your post today! So encouraging to follow a woman with such strong Christian values! Happy Resurrection Day!🌅

  • Amy
    April 16, 2017

    Have a blessed Easter Sunday Tania!

  • Amy Christensen
    April 16, 2017

    Happy Easter, Tania. Hope you have a beautiful day. – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

  • Dana
    April 16, 2017

    Happy Resurrection Day! He is risen!

  • Connie k.
    April 16, 2017

    What a wonderful message.

  • Kate Fragapane
    April 16, 2017

    Beautifully said! Happy Easter to all, and thank you Tania for a wonderful blog!

  • Michelle
    April 16, 2017

    He has risen. He has risen indeed! Beautifully said Tania! If Jesus is our Savior our sins are nailed to the cross. Grace and unconditional love given freely❤️

  • Audrey
    April 16, 2017

    What a lovely post. Have a blessed Sunday.

  • Deborah Todd
    April 16, 2017

    Happy Easter Tania, have a blessed day with your family! Love from Canada 🍁

  • Linda Manuel
    April 16, 2017

    Happy Easter Tania. Words to live by.

  • Jill
    April 16, 2017

    Happy Easter!

  • Angie Panceroff
    April 16, 2017

    He has risen indeed! Blessings and Happy Easter to you and your family!!

  • Vicki
    April 16, 2017

    Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble…He is risen indeed!

  • Dawn Faber
    April 16, 2017

    He is risen, he is risen indeed!

  • Anita patrick
    April 16, 2017

    HAPPY EASTER.. God is so Good.

  • Regina
    April 16, 2017

    Amen! Happy Easter!

  • Pauline
    April 16, 2017

    Happy Easter from this part of the UK

  • Carolyn
    April 16, 2017

    The tomb is empty. Praise the Lord. Thank you for your post today Tania. Blessings.

  • Meg
    April 16, 2017

    Tania
    Happy Easter! I am hoping to place my first Plunder order, selecting a gift for a good friend. How do I connect my purchase to you? How long do orders usually take to be received?

  • Jeanne
    April 17, 2017

    Happy Easter! God is good!

  • Oklahoma Sunshine
    April 17, 2017

    Amen!

  • Lanita Golden
    April 17, 2017

    Very nicely said! Amen!

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