Happy Easter, Friend!! 🌷😊
I hope you've been doing well.
Late Easter post for you today. 😏
What does Easter mean to me? I'll relate it to the physical cancer journey more specifically in just a minute (see more bolded words below), but first, I have to explain the spiritual part, which comes first. I celebrate Easter because I have hope and life on this earth and after I die, unless I'm wrong and I have believed in vain (1 Corinthians 15). I believe because Jesus died on the cross according to the Scriptures (Isaiah 53:5-12), He was buried for three days according to the Scriptures (Matthew 12:40) and that He rose again according to the Scriptures (Psalm 16:10).
Here are some more verses that outline the message of Easter...
Romans 3:23 says "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" - we all have sinned and fall short of God's perfect standard. That's a "duh" to me, I know I have and always will fall very short of perfection!
Romans 6:23 also says, "The wages (payment) of sin is death." God has determined that death is the penalty for sin, meaning separation from God here on earth experientially and complete separation from God after physical death forever in a place called hell, in which there is "weeping and gnashing of teeth" (mentioned 7 times in the Bible, including Matthew 8:12).
HOWEVER the second half of Romans 6:23 gives us the GREAT news of the gospel: "but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
All we have to do is call on or believe in Him (Jesus) (Acts 2:21) and we are saved from our sins and the penalty of death. Hallelujah. Have you done that yet? 🙏
Now, bringing it back to cancer, what does this mean for me and my cancer journey?
It means that as a gift of God's grace I (and you if you believe) get all of His wonderful promises in the Bible, upon which I can't live without to live a healthy life spiritually --> mentally --> emotionally --> and therefore physically.