“With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all!” Acts.4.33
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead . . . In this you greatly rejoice though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.” 1Pet.1.3
As we celebrate the event which quaked the cosmos, the resurrection of the Lord of Life, glory in the present reality of Abundant Life! Jesus, crucified and dead, risen for all to see, is not merely an event of history. Resurrection is your present reality!
Christ IS risen.
You are alive in Christ! Resurrection is the reason to wake up each day, a form of resurrection in-and-of-itself, and face your struggles and challenges with overpowering optimism because of the victory of Jesus in your life. You are indestructible. What can anyone do to you that can cause true harm when in Christ you live forever? You are an over-comer! What obstacle can be more difficult to overcome than death itself, and in Christ this last great enemy is defeated.
Pope John Paul said, “We are the Easter people and Hallelujah is our song!”
Sing that chorus with conviction - “Because He lives, I can face tomorrow!”
Allow Christ in you to resurrect your love for God.
Allow Christ in you to resurrect your marriage.
Allow Christ in you to resurrect your relationship with your kids.
Allow Christ in you to resurrect your career.
Allow Christ in you to resurrect your church.
Allow Christ in you to resurrect your community.
Christ IS risen.