Since Easter is Sunday, April 16, I thought I would share a story from Evangelist Billy Graham.
This letter came from a reader who asked the Evangelist this question:
“Why is Jesus’ death more important than that of any other famous person? After all, lots of people have been willing to die for causes they believed in (good or bad). Why is Jesus any different?” Signed K.Q.
Reverend Graham’s response:
“Why was Jesus’ death unique? It was unique first of all because of who He was: God in human flesh. Throughout history tyrants and megalomaniacs have claimed to be divine – but only Jesus Christ truly was God, coming from Heaven and then returning to Heaven. He proved it not only by His miraculous deeds, but by His resurrection from the dead. Jesus rightly declared, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30).
But Jesus’ death was unique also because of what it accomplished. His death wasn’t that of a martyr; His death was that of a Savior! He came into the world for one reason: to become the final and complete sacrifice for sin. We are separated from God, and we deserve only His judgment. But on the cross Christ took upon Himself our sins and our judgment.
And this means He took upon Himself your sins and your judgment! Have you responded to what He has done for you by putting your faith and trust in Him for your salvation? Make this the best Easter you have ever experienced by committing your life to Christ today. The Bible says, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31).
I pray that you and your family will have a blessed Easter!
You can find more on the meaning of Easter at KVNE.com.
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