(April 2, 2020) Dr George Forbes, missionary statesman, brings an Easter reminder that God so loved the world…
Admittedly the world is going through trying times such as never encountered before! But we Christians know that our God is real, loving and caring for those who know and love him. And… that Jesus is still the final and absolute answer to the greatest need off all – the way back to God and full salvation!
As I reflected this year on Easter as a special time on the Christian calendar, I thought immediately that the message of all true missionaries is Jesus. He is the reason that we celebrate Easter. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest evidence of the love of God for humanity that could ever be.
I first heard this message in a little Salvation Army meeting in July 1949. That was the day I knelt at the penitent form in that simple chapel and surrendered my life to God. That was the day I called on the name of Jesus and was saved.
That is now seventy years ago and the joy, the peace I found that day is richer and deeper than ever!
- The celebration every Easter by followers of Jesus centres on him.
- And why? God’s gift to the world was his only Son!
- This is the good news that has been declared not only at Easter, but all year every year, for centuries.
- This is the event that changed the world, bringing fallen, sinful humankind a hope that shines brighter every year!