The Bible Says:
"Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God."
Easter - Heavenly Ascent
I hope Easter is a very special day at your house. You will go to church with family or friends and learn some wonderful things about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Gramma Cherbear wants you to pay very close attention so you will learn the most important lesson of the year!
Our God is an Awesome God. He brings us to Himself when we receive the gift of His Son. Jesus suffered, died and was separated from Father God because of our sins. He took our punishment and has given us the way to escape eternal life in hell. Three days after His terrible death on the cross, Jesus was raised from the dead. This is the day we celebrate on Easter Sunday. He sits at the right hand of His Father in heaven. He intercedes for those who belong to Him. Jesus sends His Holy Spirit to live in our hearts when we ask Him to. We need to tell Jesus we love Him everyday and be thankful He came to save us!
Gramma's Critters have one person on their mind today. Jesus! It is a very special day. It is Easter! Jesus was raised to a new life on this day. The Critters will pray in a special way. They will be thinking about heaven and keep their thoughts turned toward God. They will thank Him for sending Jesus to save them, and for bringing Him back to a new life in heaven. They will worship and praise the Lord Jesus.
There is nothing more important than knowing we belong to God. Because of Jesus we can be sure. If you already have Jesus in your heart and know you are God's child, it is a day to be thankful. If you have never asked Jesus into your heart, pray and ask God to speak to your heart about becoming His child. Tell Him you want to know Him in a personal way. Ask your parents, church school teachers or pastors to help you know Jesus as your Savior. Let them explain how Jesus needs to be in the center of your life and why you need to let Him be the boss of your life! God bless you!
If you have not asked Jesus to live in your heart, you can do that today!
Pray this prayer:
I understand I have sin in my life. You are a Holy God and cannot look upon my sin. I ask You to fill my empty heart with Jesus and cleanse me. I believe that Jesus is Your Son. He was punished for my sins on the cross of Calvary. He died for me because He loves me unconditionally. I believe He was raised from the dead on the third day and is seated at the right hand of God to make intercession for me. Please forgive me for my sins. Thank you for sending Your Holy Spirit to live inside of me. Grow me into a mature love relationship with You as I seek to obey Your Word. Thank you God, for Your wonderful plan for my life. I am Your child today and for eternity.
If you prayed this prayer and asked Jesus to come into your heart,
please tell your Church School teacher or Pastor that you did.
They will want to guide you in God's Word!