Transformation – Easter 2024

The story of Easter Sunday is that Jesus Christ has triumphed over the things that wreck, harm, destroy, and break our lives. Is there no one who is prepared to join the dots in looking at the predicament of teenage suicide? Of the anxiety-ridden classrooms of our nation’s schools? Of the parents who are saying again and again, “I don’t know what’s wrong there. I don’t know why. It must be the internet. It must be this. It must be that. There’s something wrong.” Yes, there is something wrong….

But I’m going to tell you this: that neither medication nor meditation nor renovation, can fix what’s wrong…Renovation: “I’m going to turn over a new leaf. I’m going to fix it. I think I’ve got this under control. I’m going to fashion it in a way that it fixes it.” No.

The only thing possible is transformation—and a transformation that comes not from going inside myself to find an answer, but a transformation which comes from looking outside of myself and seeing that man bloodied on a cross, dying in my place, broken so that I might be fixed, and seeing that one triumph over the grave and walk up, walk out, and show to his disciples his hands and his side, speak to them peace, and then send them out. That’s the issue! That’s the challenge”. (From a message by Alistair Begg, #3546)

Jesus Christ, transforming, one heart, one person at a time is the only answer! There are no political solutions that can save our country, nor our communities, nor our families, nor our marriages, nor ourselves— it is only Jesus, who says, “I am the way the truth and the life, and no one can be saved apart from me.” The answer is clear; put your faith and trust in Christ and what he did for you on the cross. His resurrection proclaims for all eternity: Victory over death! And by placing your faith in Christ, you too will be able to proclaim that same victory over death… and a future where hope, joy, happiness, and love prevails for all eternity.

I put my faith in Christ. I’m on my way to heaven—Won’t you join me?!

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”John 3:16

May you have a blessed Easter!

John Brunner

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