Christmas and Easter give me eternal joy in that this present life with all its problems is just a temporary situation, and that there is an eternal life with no pain or sorrows waiting for me and all believers in Christ Jesus.

Easter LilyRomans 8:18: For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

At Christmas, God sent his only Son in a physical form to this earth to conquer sin.

Matthew 1:21: And you shall bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.

At Easter, our Christ, who had died on the cross, rose on the third day to conquer physical death and to pay all of our sins. Yes, all our sins — past, present and future.

1 Corinthians 15:42: So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption.

John 3:16: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

This free gift of grace is available to all who believe this. It cannot be bought or sold, but is achieved only by believing that Jesus died and rose from the dead for our sins. For more understanding on this subject, talk to your clergy or a Bible-believing Christian — and contemplate it through prayer.

I would like to close with a passage in 1 Corinthians 15:55 through 57:

O death, where is thy sting? O Hades, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

To all my brothers and sisters: Have a Blessed Easter.


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About the Author

Jack Henning was born and raised in Milwaukee. Like many youths in the 1960s, he had a paper route and worked part-time while in high school. He has worked in sales for Sears, Bear Automotive and Prudential Insurance Co., and worked with the Milwaukee County Transit System in the distribution of parts. He is currently self-employed and does commercial locksmithing and small engine repair. He has been married for 33 years and has two sons. He had been in good to excellent health until the summer of 2014 when he was diagnosed with stomach cancer that involved other organs. He is working on getting his health and lifestyle back to where it was.

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stanley voss
on June 7, 2018 - 12:24 pm

In in good hands with Froedtert Hospital and the Lord. We've been thinking of you recently. We have tried finding a phone number or email address to make contact for a few weeks. No success, so old-fashioned mail it is.
Please give us a call or shoot us an email at your earliest convenience.

Kimberly Yoghourtjian
on June 7, 2018 - 12:24 pm

Dear Jack,
I am wishing you and your family a happy Easter. I feel the same way. This life is a passing moment compared with eternity. All who have surrendered their life to Jesus have much to look forward to. It will be glorious. O glorious day!

Nancy Moran
on June 7, 2018 - 12:24 pm

Thank you for this blog. It was just what we needed to hear at just the right time. God blessings to you and your family.