As we approach Easter this weekend, it is so important for us to pause and reflect on how great our Salvation is to us. I am so glad that on Saturday night Australia Day Weekend 1954 That I chose to make Jesus Lord of my life and I have enjoyed being born again these 69 years. I am reminded of 1 John 4: 10 which says: “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins”. I am also reminded of the chorus of a great hymn “What a wonderful, wonderful Saviour who would die on the cross for me, freely shedding His life’s blood, that the sinner might go free. On the cross crucified for me, He died, He was nailed to the cross for me”. May we never forget the significance of being born again. It is so good to look back over a lifetime and see the reward of being a child of God. After experiencing over the last two years what the god of this world has to offer it is good to see that the Lord is building His Church again. I am reminded of what the angel at the tomb in Luke 24:5 “Why do you the living among the dead? “ This is one of the greatest challenges that we face today, there are so many things that can take our focus away from being Godly and we are careful of them. We must keep reminding ourselves that there is no substitute for a close relationship with our Lord. As we read the scriptures and understand the pain and suffering that Jesus experienced for our salvation then we gladly put loving Jesus first in our lives. There is so much that Jesus accomplished when He died on the cross and rose again on the third day. This is why it is so critical that we regularly take the time to fall in love with Jesus again and again and to be so thankful for our salvation. Easter is a good time to pause and re-evaluate our relationship with our Saviour. Looking back over the years this is something that I have learned and live by ‘You cannot be too serious about loving and putting Jesus first in our lives’. Listen to what Colossians 2:15 says about Jesus’ victory on the cross, “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them. Triumphing over them “. This Easter live in the victory that Jesus obtained for us ‘Through His death and resurrection ’. It is time for us to wholly live for our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, we miss out on so much when we are only half-hearted, and this only leads us to miss out on the rewards of being committed to Him. This Easter I am so glad that I belong to Jesus.