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Paradox Die to Live

During Easter we celebrate that Jesus came to die so that we may live

John 12:23-24
Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.

God sent His one and only Son to die in order to save us. Our time on this earth is temporary. There is a great deal of enjoyment that we can have while we are on this earth. The eternal joy we can have with the Lord is taught by Jesus as having even more significance. God loves us so much He offered His Son to walk among us on the earth and teach us how to live. In not focusing on the things of this earth above all things, we can be assured a grand eternal life with God in heaven.

“Hosanna, hosanna, save now, save now”, are the words that were heard by the people as Jesus was entering Israel for Passover. They had their own ideas of how Jesus would save them. However, it was God’s perfect plan all along to save us with the sacrifice of His one and only Son, Jesus Christ.

Jesus came to save us by dying on the cross, and by returning three days later. We are to live the resurrected life, exampled by Jesus, by dying to ourselves. We are that seed that Jesus speaks of that needs to die so that we can become what God has planned for us.