He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Matthew 28:6Easter has got to be my favorite holiday. Besides the newness of spring in the region of the country I live in, it symbolize a new beginning and a hope of things to come. Most of you are probably familiar with the Easter story although many people groups throughout the world are not. The awful torture and crucifixion of an innocent man followed by his death and burial in a sealed tomb. But He came back to life on the third day as He said.Many doubters today do not believe in Jesus or the Bible and the job of we believers is to spread the Easter story and His love to a lost, broken, hateful, and hurting world. Many flock to church on this day and on Christmas thinking it is the right thing to do.Sort of an urging inside of these people makes them know it is where they should be. It is going beyond Easter that really matters.The good news of Easter also is Jesus is coming back someday. We don't know when, although signs are foretold. We need to be ready for His coming is near. This day of celebration should also be a day to remember to share Jesus with those who would rather not believe in Him. He set the captives free. Is He living in you today?PRAYER: Lord God I am so grateful for Easter. Thank you for saving me and taking punishment for my sins on the cross. Use me to reach out to those who may believe differently and help me show your love. In Jesus' name. Amen.Click link for a song of worship to start this Easter Sunday.