You’re probably wondering why my headboard is the featured picture for Resurrection Day, Easter. Well I would like to share something very special with you. My Aunt gave me this beautiful cherry wood bedroom set years ago. One evening I prayed at the foot of my bed and asked God to be more real in my life. I know God is spiritual and we’re physical but I felt like I needed a hug or something to let me know He was really there with me. When I looked up I saw the letters E S in the middle of my headboard. I thought it must be a sign from God and when I looked closer I saw the letters JESUS in the wood grain in my headboard. Wow God opened my eyes and revealed Himself at that very moment as I was praying! An absolutely amazing experience and all I could think of was “wow Jesus is really here with me”!
Jesus Appears To Doubting Thomas
John 20:24-29 (ESV)
(24) Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. (25) So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.” (26) Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”(27) Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.”(28) Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”(29) Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
Jesus Reveals Himself to Martha
John 11:25-26 (KJV)
(25)Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: (26)And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
Romans 10:9-10 (KJV)
(9)That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (10)For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Immanuel in the Hebrew language means “God with us”.
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Have a blessed Resurrection day and remember… yes Jesus is really here with us!