He is risen!
It has come full circle.
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1
God created all of creation with a purpose, with the concept it would be everlasting.
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” Genesis 1:26
Jesus was there from the very beginning. Creation was created to be without death, without fault. The world as we see it today wasn't what God intended. When humans fell, they took all of creation with them.
"For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse." Romans 1:20
God shares His art with us daily. We have no excuse to doubt that there is a Creator.
"for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God," Romans 3:23
"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
He taught. He healed. He walked the earth so people got to know Him and the Father. He cried. He was hungry. He felt fear and anxiety. He knew what was going to happen, but He did it anyway.
"Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really know me, you will know[a] my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” John 14:6-7
"Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds."
He stayed and He died and He rose again.
There was no other way we could be saved. Jesus said, "It is finished." He did this because He wanted to.
"In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” Luke 24:5-7
When Jesus rose from the dead, it changed everything! Jesus conquered sin and then He conquered death. He was and He is. No other religion worships a living God. Understanding Jesus is understanding God.
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." Proverbs 9:10
Put the energy into the relationship with Jesus He deserves. Jesus laid it all out. There's more to Jesus than just a life in heaven after you die. Every knee will bow in the end. Why not bow now?
"Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;" John 11:25
"They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph overthem because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.” Revelation 17:14
"Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life." Revelation 21:27
He is risen!