As Easter draws to a close and I look at the day and how we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus I marvel at the diversity of activities. There were Easter egg hunts, lunch and shopping discounts, TV specials and, for some, no celebration at all. For Christians, there were sunrise services, regular church services, special church events and a private time of praise and worship.

In all of these celebrations is found great joy; for yesterday all hope was lost and today all hope has been confirmed. By the grace of God the sins of mankind have been borne by Jesus to the grave and buried and He has risen victoriously to intercede for those He knows with the Father.

If you know Jesus in your heart know this. Your sins are forgiven and your salvation is assured. You will spend eternity in heaven.

If you only know of Jesus then pray to know His love, pray to be able to accept Him in your heart. Head knowledge does not bring eternal peace, only heart knowledge saves.