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Thoughts on Easter

Because Jesus was not claimed by death, not left in hell, we also can escape the agony of death, and the awful feeling that we’ve done too many bad things, that there’s no way things can now turn out good for us. In a word, Easter gives us hope.

We can fly like a beautiful eagle or a peaceful dove, arching high over the confines of life and our own selves. We can leave behind the torture of our own failures, our own inadequacies, all that’s within us that holds us back. We can soar into the dreams of our hearts, making reality out of what some call illusion. We can aim for heaven’s goals and, with God’s help, make it to heights unknown.

Because of Easter, the hope of man is no longer limited to the realm of human possibility. Jesus died and then rose from the dead, so anything that He can do is now possible for us, too. We only have to look into His eyes and believe, and the miracle of Easter can be ours too. — Karen Bradford

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If Easter says anything to us today, it says this: You can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there. You can nail it to a cross, bind it tightly in sheets, and shut it up in a tomb, but it will rise! — Clarence W. Hall

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The great gift of Easter is hope—hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in His ultimate triumph, and in His goodness and love, which nothing can shake. — Author unknown

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The nail-pierced hands of Jesus reveal the love-filled heart of God. — Author unknown

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Because of Easter, I can hope that the tears we shed, the blows we receive, the emotional pain, the heartache over lost friends and loved ones, all these will become memories instead of hurts, like Jesus’ scars. Scars never completely go away, but neither do they hurt any longer. We will have re-created bodies, a re-created heaven and earth. We will have a new start, an Easter start. — Phillip Yancey, “The Jesus I Never Knew”

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The Resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over, no matter what my circumstances. — Robert Flatt

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Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless. — Charles M. Crowe

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A man who was completely innocent offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.— Mahatma Gandhi

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The simple message that changed the world forever was this one: “He is not here. He is risen.” — Linda Bowles

 

 

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