When the body of President Abraham Lincoln was moved from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Illinois it was taken through Albany, New York. In the crowd at Albany were a mother and her young son.
Lifting the child up the mother cried, “Son, take a good look at that man. He died for you.” As a leader of a nation she saw Lincoln’s work and death as a sacrifice for the country.
There was another man, Jesus, who did indeed die for us. But His death was different. His death was that we might have forgiveness for our sins. His death was for our salvation. He died that we might have eternal life through Him and live with Him in heaven. When He died, He did not stay dead – but rose from the grave.
We need to take a good look at Jesus. We need to see that in Him we have someone Who loves us and cares for us; someone Who will hear and answer our prayers; someone Who will give us peace when we are going through difficult times.
But first, we must accept Him as our Savior and make Him the Lord of our Life!
Prayer: Help us, Father, to realize that in Your death You give us Life. May we accept the salvation that You offer us and live our lives in service to You: in Your Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: 1 John 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life, and he that hath not the Son hath not life.