Years ago, back when video stores were still around, my wife and I went looking for a well-known film that told the story of Easter. We couldn’t find it on the shelf, so we asked the young lady behind the counter if they had it available. She pointed us to several kids’ videos that explained how to decorate eggs. We said, “No, we’re looking for a video about the real story of Easter.”
Judging by the confused look on her face, she had no idea what we were talking about.
A lot of people seem confused about the true message of Christian holidays like Easter and Christmas. The deeper meaning has been lost behind cute bunny rabbits, mountains of chocolate, and images of Santa Claus and his elves and reindeer.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Christian faith, or if the busyness of life has dulled the power of your faith, you’ll want to join us for our next couple of radio programs.
December is when we air our “Best of” broadcasts for the year. Today and tomorrow we’re sharing a recorded message by author and British evangelist J.John called “Reasons to Believe in Jesus.” With plenty of humor, he explains why he is certain that the teachings of Christianity are absolutely true and reminds us why only Christianity can fill our lives with real hope in the midst of the problems of this world. You’ll learn while you’re laughing.
Easter and Christmas are my favorite holidays because they represent the foundation of Christianity – God entering the world and saving humanity in a way that it could never save itself. They’re about life overcoming death and setting our futures on a positive course. They’re about filling our lives with genuine hope!
If you’re not acquainted with God’s promises of abundant life, I encourage you to enjoy our free online booklet called, “Coming Home: An Invitation to Join God’s Family.” The question of where you’ll spend eternity is too big to leave unanswered. We’d like to help you discover God’s truth for your life.