*This devotion was taken from the devotions Pastor Frankie wrote on Jesus' life and mailed to the children of EVNaz. These devotional books can be found at www.evnaz.org/kidsmatterministries.
Easter! Wow, can you believe it… this is what it’s all about. It’s easy to get lost in all the beautiful colors and candy during Easter. It can even be confusing as to why we even celebrate. We celebrate Easter because death has been conquered. Jesus died, even though he was the only person who ever lived who didn’t deserve to die. But three days later He came back to life! He came back to life and began to show Himself to His friends who thought He was gone forever.
Remember that hurt never wins. It’s true! Hurt, pain, death… it will never have the final say on the life Jesus offers. He gave his life to hurt and death so that you might be able to live a life full of joy forever. If you put your faith in Jesus and believe that He died on the cross and came back to life to pay the price for your sins, you can have joy in this life and for all eternity! That’s what we celebrate at Easter. Not only that, but everyone you encounter can also see what it means to follow Jesus’ way. The good news is this: Jesus was raised from the dead so you can have eternal life. Believe in Jesus, believe in His way, and you will be healed and filled with joy as you start to live more like Him!
When do you feel most loved?
How can you believe in Jesus?
What happens when put our faith in(believe) Jesus?
Sometimes it’s hard to believe when you can’t see, and you’re not alone. One of the ways we can help others see Jesus is by trying to live like He did. Jesus came to serve, and you can serve others too.
“On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” 8 Then they remembered his words.” Luke 24:1-8
Share the good news of Jesus’ resurrection. Celebrate with your friends and family. Remind each other to live life the way Jesus lived life. Take a moment and show how He lived so that others might believe.
Heavenly Father, Help me to share the Good News of Jesus with my friends and family. Help me to live a life that resembles Jesus. Help others to see Jesus in me.
In Jesus Name, Amen!