In just a few days, Christians everywhere will be celebrating the resurrection from the dead of one Jesus Christ!This is the pinnacle of the Christian Faith...without the resurrection from the dead, Christianity has no meaning...I found this story from a sermon that a Pastor once shared:
You probably do not remember the name Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin. During his day he was as powerful a man as there was on earth. A Russian Communist leader he took part in the Bolshevik Revolution 1917, was editor of the Soviet newspaper Pravda (which by the way means truth), and was a full member of the Politburo. His works on economics and political science are still read today. There is a story told about a journey he took from Moscow to Kiev in 1930 to address a huge assembly on the subject of atheism. Addressing the crowd he aimed his heavy artillery at Christianity hurling insult, argument, and proof against it.
An hour later he was finished. He looked out at what seemed to be the smoldering ashes of men's faith. "Are there any questions?" Bukharin demanded. Deafening silence filled the auditorium but then one man approached the platform and mounted the lectern standing near the communist leader. He surveyed the crowd first to the left then to the right. Finally he shouted the ancient greeting known well in the Russian Orthodox Church: "CHRIST IS RISEN!" En masse the crowd arose as one man and the response came crashing like the sound of thunder: "HE IS RISEN INDEED!"
I believe in the resurrection because others told me about it when I was young...I believe in the resurrection because it has certainly stood the test of time...No one has been able to disprove the resurrection...I believe in the resurrection because I have experienced it! You say, "How have you experienced it?" Because Jesus has come to live in my heart! People may doubt that these things have really happened, but they can never doubt what has happened in the hearts and lives of people who have received Jesus as Savior and Lord...
As we remember what Jesus has done, may we strive as believers in Christ to let the whole world know that Jesus SAVES!