• Introducing

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    Here we are – right in the middle of one of the times of year when folks will go to church.  Dressing up for Easter is a Yearly tradition, for Christians and non-Christians alike. My question is this though, do we really know why we celebrate Easter as Christians?  Am not talking about a history lesson here, although His-Story is what History can be seen as, because it does tell His story, even when others try SO hard to keep it from doing so…  What is being referred to here is about what happened on Easter Sunday – what changed, who was changed, where were they changed, when did this change occur and how did it happen.  One person was the catalyst for all of those questions – the Lovely Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Saviour of the World.

    For me at least, it is easier for me to see our Easter celebration as Celebrating Resurrection Day, as Webster’s 1828 Dictionary calls it:

    A festival of the christian church observed in commemoration of our Savior’s resurrection.

    While the eggs, bunny rabbits, festivities and the like are fun for the kiddos, as well as the adults if the truth would be made plain, we need some help realizing that our focus should be on the Risen Christ.  Beginning in the very first passage of Scripture used in this Series, we find out Who that catalyst person is:

    Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live…
    John 11:25| King James Version

    His birth set the stage for Redemption, His death changed everything forever but His Resurrection gained us the most precious reward for all time – Salvation as the result of Redemption.

    Helping Us Focus

    As the preparation was made for this Series, something was noticed – the passages of Scripture form a story, each of them preparing the blocks building up to nothing less than Salvation.  It is a witnessing story, centered around the VERY reason we have Redemption, Salvation and an Inheritance!  This story is given to us in pieces, sharing God’s Love through the ULTIMATE sacrifice, for each person to decide for or against.

    Easter is a Celebration – of the very REASON we can Celebrate Our Salvation in Him.  It is my sincere and humble hope that each person who runs across this Encouragement Series will take the time to read through the site, making much through their own celebration of the King of Glory and Ages.

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    How we celebrate will vary, just as persons, families, neighborhoods, cultures do things differently.  Indeed we need to Lift Him Up and Celebrate the VERY day that we might consider our Salvation and life.

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    There are ten (10) individual prints created with the passages as they will excite the the mind and soul to helping others know the Risen Saviour!

    Celebrating

    Believest, Power, Abundant Mercy, He Liveth, Everlasting Life
    Victory, Stripes, Risen, Saved, Every Knee Bowed

    People ask me here and there, “Why are you so happy all the time?”  Wrong words to say to me – a song immediately comes to mind and my “hummer” gets a bit Karaoke at times – Glory, Glory!!!  It really is because of having  “Hope in Residence” within me.  Easter seems to bring out the “prettiest and most concern for people.  As Christians though, we are supposed to CELEBRATE every day as if it were Easter – it is one of those things that makes me happy.  But, that is not all, it is staying close to Him, listening to Him and hearing from Him.  Even in dark, tough, challenging times – what is inside will naturally come out.  If you have the Holy Spirit within you, some way, some how, in some manner He will reveal Himself to a person and those around them will notice the change and know it has to be of Someone greater than themselves.  As we talk to others about Easter, let us be willing and eager to share our testimony, showing them the Celebrating of the Resurrection of the Lord, which will turn our focus on Him, helping us Focus on the Risen Saviour, Jesus Christ.

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