The Blog of Craig W. Hansen

Thoughts on Easter

True story: I deserved death, but was given life in Jesus Christ instead. A book that was written thousands of years ago revealed to me the light of the world. And the more I learn, follow and grow in grace, the more I trust in the Bible as God’s word. In fact, I’m more thankful for Jesus than I am any other blessing.

Easter is the embodiment of all I believe in and hope for. It’s not some flannel-board story in Sunday School. It’s blood and torture, life and resurrection, agony and ecstasy. And despite what my college professors tried to tell me, the Easter story is neither myth nor legend. The events of Easter actually happened, as described in the Bible. And it was all for you and me.

When I believed on Jesus, this truth was confirmed in me, as the very same power that raised Jesus from the dead also gave me new birth. So if I desire the same for you, trust me – it’s neither condescending nor disrespectful. It’s because Jesus allows me to love you enough to share the light of the world with you. Please reach out in your spirit to the living Jesus and trust Him to rescue you, just as He has me. He will renew your heart, forgive all wrongs, and reboot your life in a way you could not possibly have believed before.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

I now return to my regularly scheduled programming…