Meditations From the Heart
3/11/16 at 10:22 AM 0 Comments

It Is All About Love

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Valentine’s Day 2016 is gone. It’s over. It’s forgotten. We are now on to Easter Eggs and all things yellow.

Easter has been taken over by the secular world. For a great many, outside and inside of Christendom, Easter is about eggs. Easter has also been relegated to children, as Christmas has been.

I have often heard mothers of adult children – inside and outside of Christendom – say “Christmas is for children”. Some mothers have mentioned that their children are grown and gone from the home, so they are no longer interested in celebrating Christmas. They observe the Christmas activities inside and outside of the church from the sidelines.

The world system driven by the enemy of our souls, has come in and removed the focus of the Christian’s celebration of Christmas and Easter from the love of God to fun for the kids.

Yes, I understand that once pagans celebrated these dates or dates close to these celebrations with their pagan revelries. However Christianity came and changed these observances to Christmas – the birth of Jesus Christ; and Easter the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Any holiday or day honoring the Lord Jesus Christ should be embraced by all Christians. It is always better to honor God Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, than a pagan god or ourselves.

Christmas is about celebrating God’s love in sending His Son to earth to die for us to redeem us to God. Read John3:16. If you created a business and it was failing or beginning to fail, wouldn’t you try your best to keep what you created going? This is what God did. He created us and He loves us. We failed Him through disobedience and we yielded to Satan’s deception. God therefore, as any wise and loving one would, He intervened and sent His Son to this earth to live among us as a man - without sin. At the age of 33 ½ years, He died in our place on Calvary’s cross outside of the city of Jerusalem. “For the wages of sin is death..” We inherited eternal death from Adam’s disobedience. “but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23.

On Easter we celebrate God’s victory over sin and Satan through the resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ from the dead. This is a great reason for celebration. The penalty of our sin has been paid in full. Eternal life has been secured for us by God the Father who raised Jesus from the dead. The Lord Jesus has triumphed over death and the grave. We can say victoriously, “O death, where is your sting? O Hades where is your victory?” 1Corinthians 15:55. We will live forever! 1 Thessalonians 4:13 – 17. This is great news for us. This victory is worth celebrating throughout the entire universe.

Jesus is alive and so are we in Him; if we accept his death as payment for our sin. We are now free from God’s judgement, as well as, we are free from the power of sin in our lives. We are free to enjoy and love God. The resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ brought us freedom, and it is all because of love - God’s love toward us.

Let us believers in Christ Jesus celebrate God’s love at Christmas and at Easter. Let us not be distracted by the world’s celebration. Think on God and what He has done for you, and worship Him in any and every age group. Love Him in return with all of your heart, with all of your soul – your emotions. Do not be shy to love Him with all of your emotions. Not sure how? Watch the lovers of sports on TV, or those in your home. See how they display their love for their team with their emotions, and learn from them. Love God with all of your mind – your intellect. Use your intellect to promote and honor God.

This Easter season let us celebrate God’s love by making an effort to show Him love by thanking Him, or whatever the Holy Spirit lays on our heart to do. Let us love our neighbors, and love ourselves. Why?

God loves us!!!

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