There is so much to be thankful for, health, wealth, freedom,friendship. One thing that outshines them all is that Jesus has risen.
|Luk 24:34||Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon|
This is the foundation of the Christian faith, That Christ was born, lead a sin free life, and has, indeed, risen, to eternal life, and not just He, but we too shall rise!
|1Cr 15:20||But now is Christ risen from the dead, [and] become the firstfruits of them that slept.|
The first fruits of a harvest called to fruition by God himself!
How do I know that He is risen? The bible tells me so, firstly.
|Act 10:40||Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;|
It was no secret!
|Mat 28:16||Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.|
|1Cr 15:6||After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.|
These words were written when living witnesses could collaborate the story!
Secondly I know He as risen for His promise to me has been fulfilled!
|Jhn 14:18||“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.|
|Jhn 14:26||“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.|
Lastly, I know He is risen because I see Him at work! The lives that change in ways only He can accomplish , cleansed from filth and sin. This is His labor still in the world, and to be a servant to Him is great!
|Phl 1:6||Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun agood work in you will perform [it] until the day of Jesus Christ:|
I have several times heard a story of a soviet party speaker on Easter. He called together a crowd in the town t lecture them on the folly of religion, how superstitious it was compared to the truth of the State. He spoke for two hours. when he had finished the Orthodox Priest stood amongst the crowd and said, “He is risen!” The crowd replied, “He is risen indeed!”
The truth can not be suppressed. He is risen! He is risen indeed! Give thanks.