The Gift of the Cross

"His unique identity as Son of God was shown by the Spirit when Jesus was raised from the dead, setting him apart as the Messiah, our Master. Through him we received both the generous gift of his life and the urgent task of passing it on to others who receive it by entering into obedient trust in Jesus." ~Romans 1:2-7 (Message)


Good Morning! I pray that you had an incredible Easter celebration! I don't know about you but the older I get the more special Easter becomes to me. I am just amazed that Jesus loved us so much in our wretched sinning state that He died for ALL of our sins! What extravagant love He has for us! His obedience to death is such a true example of what great love should be. My only thought today as we close the Easter weekend is this, YOU have the resurrection power in you as a Christ follower!

As the scriptures above tell us, Jesus was set apart to die and resurrect from the dead so that the whole world could live and have eternal life. We too are set apart as follower's of Christ to be His hands, His feet, His eyes, and His heart to the lost world. Through His generous gift, dying for us so that we may live, we must be obedient to this act of selfless love and help save the lost.

My challenge this week is: do you believe that you carry the resurrecting power inside of you? Jesus said that we would do greater things than raising people from death! Do you trust Him so much that you are willing to take a dare and pray for someone today? Or ask someone to church or invite them to bible study? As we all know and the scriptures share-- times are urgent for us to share the light and love of Christ so that ALL may know Him before the world ends and eternal life begins. Please show someone today and everyday the love of Christ and share with them the good news that He loved them so much that He gave His life on a cross so that they may live forever with Him!Have a great week! I love each of you! Please send me any prayer requests that you may have. I would love to hear your thoughts on what today's message meant to you. Have a Lively week --Pay this incredible gift of resurrection power forward today! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LivinLively with Love,

Laine Lawson Craft