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We Can Do Our Best To Ensure That His Sacrifice Was Not In Vain

Today Christians commemorate the crucifixion of their Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. While they mourn over the brutal way he died for us, on Sunday, they will rejoice over his
14 Apr 2017 09:56
We Can Do Our Best To Ensure That His Sacrifice Was Not In Vain
Jesus Crucified

Today Christians commemorate the crucifixion of their Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

While they mourn over the brutal way he died for us, on Sunday, they will rejoice over his resurrection.

The Savior in Gethsemane, where he uttered that famous intercessory prayer,  and on Golgotha, where he died on the cross, paid the ultimate price of our sins so that we could be cleansed.

Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the power of His Resurrection, all of God’s children will be raised unto life eternal, Christians believe he gave His Beloved Son as our Savior to make that possible.

That purifying process can come to those who have faith in Jesus Christ.

The darkness of death is dispelled by the light of the revealed truth.

He said: “I am the resurrection, and the life. He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die” (John 11:25).

The assurance of life beyond the grave provides the peace promised by the Savior when He said to His disciples: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).

The message of peace that He radiates is universal and penetrates every continent on the earth today. Christians believe those who follow his teachings will find peace in the following principles:

Peace through Faith. Those who put their trust in him and worship him in faith will find peace despite the trials and tribulations they go through.

Peace through Forgiveness. People who forgive others and accept forgiveness.

Peace through Repentance. A commitment to change and follow God’s commandments.

Peace Through God’s Word. Studying the scriptures and applying them in our lives.

Peace through Compassion. To love and be of service to those who are less fortunate than us.

Peace through Gratitude. To be grateful for the gift of life and the blessings we receive daily.

Peace through Prayer. Prayers give people a sense of security, knowing that God watches over them.

Peace through Hope. Being positive about life.

Jesus Christ lived every word that he preached during brief ministry on the earth. He said: “…It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”— Matthew 4:4

He showed compassion: “And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.” —Matthew 14:14

His selfless acts of service brought peace to the blind, the leprous, the lonely, and the sin-laden.

Christians believe no problem is too big or too small for Christ to solve if we listen to the whisperings of his spirit in our hearts and minds and follow his teachings.

Easter is more than just families coming together and enjoying their time together. It is a time for a reality check to see whether we are doing what’s right based on the principles discussed above. It will make our Easter more meaningful. We will be more peaceful and happier. We will ensure that his sacrifice was not in vain.

 

Feedback:  nemani.delaibatiki@fijisun.com.fj



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