Countdown 2 Christmas: Luke 24
"Preparing Our Hearts For Him" Aaron Bryan, Associate Pastor
When believers that Jesus is alive, it made a tremendous difference in their lives. We have spent this past few weeks seeing the gift of God that came to us, taught, healed, saved, and died for us. This all colminates in the most meaning act He does by conquering death, hell, and the grave. Our greatest gift is one we accept, we love, but also one that never stays broken and continues to bless.
For Perplexed Hearts: He Opens the Tomb (v1-12) Jesus didn't open the tomb to get out, but to let others in.
For Discouraged Hearts: He Opens their Eyes (v13-35). For two men on a road Jesus listened, broke bread to open their eyes to their discouraged souls.
For Troubled Hearts: He Opened their Minds (36-46). He shared spiritual and phyisical food with them to release their troubled minds about his death.
For Joyful Hearts: He Opens Their Lips (v47-53). Jesus sent his disciples out with the message to reach others to let them know that He is alive.
What a blessing to read thru Luke and go from not just the cradle to the cross, but to not only end up at his ressurection but his reassurance of Him living. I pray that you have this reassurance. With reassurance you will live depressed, deflated, and defeated lives. Knowing this same baby to was born to save the world was the greatest blessing that could save Himself from death, and save us from ours. Gifts that were received from under the Christmas tree cannot compare to His gift that was received from off Calvary's tree. And now lives. Merry Christmas!!!