As we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ, it is heartening to recall why this monumental historical event gives us a sure hope. Here are a few reasons I’ve been thinking about:
- Through the death of Jesus—God in the flesh—sinners can be reconciled to God (Rom. 5:10).
- Salvation is a free gift from God, available to all who will call on Jesus’ name (Eph. 2:8–9, Acts 2:21).
- Because Jesus lives, death no longer has a hold on those who know Him through salvation. To live is Christ; to die is gain (Phil. 1:21).
- When we are absent from the body, we will be instantly present with the Lord (2 Cor. 5:6–8).
- I lost my youngest sister a few weeks ago after a long battle with cancer. Because Jesus lives and we both know Him personally as Lord and Savior, I will see her again.
- There is no greater joy than knowing Jesus and living for Him (from my experience and that of so many others).
I wrote a song called “So Many Goodbyes” that talks about the hope we have in Jesus, even when we have to say goodbye to loved ones. For the next week, you can listen to the song in its entirety at my FaceBook music store here: https://www.facebook.com/JeanneGDennis/app_155326481208883.
May the Lord God of heaven grant you His hope, peace, love, and joy during this most joyous of seasons.
The Believer’s Guide to Legal Issues by attorney Stephen Bloom is a fantastic book that I think every Christian should read. In this day of extensive and frivolous litigation with so many people trying to make sure they “protect their rights” or “receive all that is due them,” Bloom’s book offers a refreshingly honest and biblical perspective on the legal issues Christians may face.
Based on his experience as an attorney and his life as a believer in Jesus Christ, Bloom discusses litigation, divorce, prenuptial agreements, criminal defense, estate planning, living trusts, Medicaid, living wills, bankruptcy, business ethics, taxes, real estate, and Christian conciliation. In each chapter, he demonstrates both unwise and wise decisions through the stories and life lessons of fictional characters, making it a good read as well as a great resource.
According to the back cover, this book “promotes a system of Christian legal ethics that restores relationships, values integrity, and promotes peace.” Follow Bloom’s advice by obeying God’s plan for both relationships and legal issues and experience joy and sanity even in the midst of difficult legal problems.