Reading — Mark 16:9-20
“[Jesus] upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.” (Mark 16:14)
God promised Adam and Eve a Savior when they fell into sin (Genesis 3:15). Ever since then, many human beings around the globe have hoped for a “chosen one,” whether they thought about it in terms of following Christ or not. The chosen one—the one called the Messiah, or the Christ came… Christ, the chosen one, has come to this earth and is saving us. His name is Jesus. But Jesus doesn’t save us in the expected way by conquering oppressive governments and tearing down unjust systems. Instead, Jesus suffered and died to pay for our sins, and he came back to life to conquer death itself so that we can have eternal life. He bore our sins on the cross so we could be free of sin.
Even the disciples who lived with Jesus while he was on earth had a hard time trusting this at first. Mary couldn’t convince them. Their friends who first saw the resurrected Jesus couldn’t convince them. They were only convinced by meeting Jesus. Some say: “Well I can’t see Him.” Well you wear a mask and gloves to keep from getting a virus you can’t see.
Jesus now sits at God the Father’s right hand, and He and the Father have sent the Holy Spirit to live in us and guide us here on earth. The Spirit introduces us to Jesus, and we begin a relationship with him that — although it’s a spiritual relationship, is powerful and amazingly real. If you haven’t met Jesus yet, pray that the Spirit of God will begin to show Him to you today.
Lord, right now, let these that are reading this receive you as their personal Lord and Savior today.
Say this: “Lord Jesus, come into my life, guide me, and show me the right way to live. Forgive me of my sins. I accept you as my Lord and Savior right now.”
If you prayed this prayer and meant it, no matter what you have done before, it is forgiven. Now realize this: “Jesus, knowing You is the greatest blessing. You are the Savior of the world. You died for my sins. And I want to meet You in new ways every day.Amen.”
Read your Bible and study every day. This will help you to realize how much He loves you.
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