The Real Story

Stories touch our hearts, especially the true stories of people helping others in selfless ways. I love to hear real stories about people taking time out of their busy day to support their elderly neighbor or rescue a stuck animal. These stories gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside and renewed my belief in the goodness of people. These types of stories make me want to be a better person, and some of them even stir me to change my ways.


As we prepare our hearts for Holy Week, I reflect on another story. This story shows us how one man changed the world. The Bible walks us through Jesus’ journey from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. The verses detail out the final days of Christ’s life on earth. The truth of this story inspires me to want to change my life and become the person Jesus calls me to be.

John 14:1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.”

I read the part of the tale about a day some call Maundy Thursday, the day our Lord ate the Last Supper with His disciples. After the meal, Jesus washed the feet of His band of twelve followers. Jesus knew Judas would betray him and yet He still served him by cleaning his feet. The truth of the story teaches me to help those around me even if they deceive me or wrong me.

John 13:14 “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.”

Next, I read the section about the day called Good Friday. A secret trial finds Jesus guilty and condemns Him to death on a cross. He is innocent of any crime, but He willingly suffers a crucifixion for the love of all humanity. Jesus never stops to think of Himself first. The truth from this day teaches me to love everyone with unconditional love and without exception.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Finally, sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning, we find the story of the resurrection of Jesus. Mary and several other women went to the tomb to prepare Jesus’ body. The found the stone rolled away and the tomb empty. An angel told the women that Jesus had risen from the dead and He had defeated death itself. The empty tomb offers us the truth of life after death for all who believe in Christ.

Matthew 28:6 “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.”

The true Easter story in the Bible leads us to lead a better life. This new life will lead us to spend eternity in Heaven with our Lord and Savior. Let us prepare our hearts to celebrate our Risen Lord this Easter.

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Blessings,

Yvonne, Blogger, speaker, and author

Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”


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24 thoughts on “The Real Story

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      May you have a blessed Easter.

  1. Lisa Q – USA Midwest – Lisa Quintana blogs at ThinkDivinely, and also for the Women in Apologetics (WIA) ministry, where she currently serves as Vice Chair of Communications. ​Lisa also has her M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, a B.A. in Communications (with news media emphasis) from Cal State University, Fullerton, and an A.A. in Christian Studies from Christian Life College, Illinois. Her articles have appeared in several Christian ministry sites. She teaches apologetics at her church in Wisconsin. She’s been involved in leading small group ministries for over 25 years, and recently began speaking at Christian conferences. Find Lisa on Twitter at @LisaQthinks.
    Lisa Q

    The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is THE crux of our faith. It’s so important to stop and reflect on it, especially during this season.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Amen Lisa. May the Lord be the center of your Easter season

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thank you Beth. Our Savior is alive!

  2. Melissa McLaughlin – From an early age, the beauty of nature and love of family pointed me to One who is greater, the Creator and Lover of my soul, Jesus. My writing is inspired by His Word and His Spirit. During the most desperate times of my life, I learned to use scripture prayers to be my voice when I had no voice. To find out more about my passionate prayer journey, check out my book "In Dark of Times When Words Fail, Voice of Jesus Pray for Me." Follow along and join me in this journey of loving Jesus!
    Melissa McLaughlin

    Thank you for these scripture-based reflections of the most important true story of all time! May we pause and take in the wonder, glory and amazing grace offered by our Savior!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Such true statement Melissa. Thanks and God bless

  3. This is so convicting: “Jesus knew Judas would betray him and yet He still served him by cleaning his feet. The truth of the story teaches me to help those around me even if they deceive me or wrong me.” Thank you for this!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      You are welcome Jessica. My your Easter be blessed

  4. Melinda Viergever Inman – earth – Raised on the Oklahoma plains in a storytelling family, Melinda now spins tales from her writer's cave in the South. Her fiction illustrates our human story, wrestling with our brokenness and the storms that wreak havoc in our lives. Find her at http://melindainman.com.
    Melinda Viergever Inman

    Great meditations for Easter. I especially like this point: “Jesus never stops to think of Himself first. The truth from this day teaches me to love everyone with unconditional love and without exception.”

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thanks Melinda. Happy Easter

  5. Unmasking the Mess – I'm a wife, mother, writer and Jesus follower. I make a lot of messes or seem to get into messes. I honestly admit that I need help from God every day. Unmask the mess with me and find out why messes might be good.
    Julie Loos

    Thank you for sharing your reflections about Easter!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thanks for visiting and commenting Julie

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      We serve an awesome God

  6. No matter how many times I read the story of Jesus’ death on the cross and the ressurection, it never fails to touch my heart. It should have been me but He took my place. Hallelujah! What a wonderful Savior!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Hallelujah and amen. Thank you Anneliese and have a blessed Easter

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thanks Stephanie. It is a very powerful demonstration of how we should act. God bless

  7. Yvonne, I love the Lent season and the build up to Easter. It is a time to focus on Jesus and the new life he offers us. It reminds us of his invitation to “spend eternity in Heaven with our Lord and Savior.” It is a time to “prepare our hearts to celebrate our Risen Lord this Easter.” Thanks for your article which helps to focus on his Word, his beautiful narrative and amazing invitation!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thanks Anne. I love the Easter season too. God bless

  8. Yes, Yvonne! Let us prepare our hearts to celebrate a risen Savior for Easter and all year long! I often wonder if any of the same people were in the crowd blessing Jesus on Palm Sunday and in the same crowd shouting to crucify Him. (Most likely so.) May our lives cry “Hosanna in the highest” and not “Crucify Him.”

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      I would imagine that some were the same people. Makes you think.

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