Hey, Superkids! Jesus is alive! I’m sure you’ve heard this before, especially at Easter time. And it’s TRUE. Jesus IS alive! Yes, He died on the Cross over 2,000 years ago and paid the price for our sin. But THEN He was raised from the grave to become our Savior. You already know that too, I’m sure. This is the gospel—the TRUTH! But I’m going to shock you. It’s not enough.
You see, Jesus was raised from the dead and He’s ALIVE, but it’s not enough for you unless He’s ALIVE IN YOU! This is what I want to talk about over the next few months. Who knows, maybe we can talk about Jesus all year!
We started something special last December with the column I wrote titled, “The Best Gift Ever!” What a wonderful Savior He is. Superkids, I pray that, if you didn’t know Him before then, you asked Him into your heart in December! If not, ask Mom and Dad to help you! It’s the start of the best, most important part of your life.
Earlier this year, we talked about being free in Jesus and the gifts He has placed in us. Last month, we decided to become worshippers. Something has changed in us, cadets. Jesus wants us to come even closer, and look into Him more deeply. So that’s what we are going to do! We read a great scripture last month from 2 Corinthians 3:16-18, New Living Translation. It says: “But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.”
As we see Jesus, we become like Him. This is what the Father has in mind for us. Hebrews 3:1, NLT, says: “And so, dear brothers and sisters who belong to God and are partners with those called to heaven, think carefully about this Jesus whom we declare to be God’s messenger and High Priest.” The Passion Translation says we’ve been “invited to the feast.” We’ve been called by Jesus Himself to come closer, and fasten our thoughts “fully onto Jesus.” So Superkids, this journey into Jesus begins with you and me fixing our thoughts and attention on Him.
Recently, my daughter Emily learned to ride her bicycle without training wheels. It can be a challenge to balance, pedal AND stay on the sidewalk! Often, she would look away at a mailbox or parked car, trying to make sure she didn’t run into it. Well, you probably know what happened. Her bike would automatically head in the direction she was looking! Her brother, Max, had to remind her to keep her eyes focused on where she wanted to go and not where she didn’t want to go.
It’s the same with our lives, Superkids. When we put our attention on Jesus, our lives will begin to go toward Him. Just like your parents call you to dinner, Jesus is calling you to Him, Superkids. Your parents expect you to come and fellowship, and I’m sure it pleases them when you aren’t distracted—on the phone or watching TV. What do they say? Perhaps, “Put that away, I want to hear about your day.”
Even more so, Jesus wants you to come. He wants you to know Him like He knows you.
Guys, this is life-changing! And so easy—as easy as sitting down with your parents or best friend. So, this month begin to practice hanging out with Jesus. He’s with you 24/7. So think that way. Talk to Him throughout the day. Ask Him questions (He’s an ever-present help in times of testing—school tests, I mean!) You’ll never be the same!
You know Resurrection Sunday is this month. Think about it—this could be the most alive and blessed time you’ve ever had because Jesus is literally going to come alive for you, in you and to you! ♥