1 Corinthians 15:3
“ For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.”
Praise the LORD!
Jesus Christ has defeated the power of sin and death in his blood by crucifixion. But He rose again by the power of His resurrection . Jesus Christ, who won the death and became the first fruit of life.
May the power of the Lord's resurrection be with you and me today. It is a great day when our sins are forgiven by the blood of the Jesus Christ and we are give the eternal life through the power of resurrection.
For us as Christians Easter is a very special season, and is the most significant event in the salvation history of God during this period.
Good Friday is the greatest event ever in the history of humankind. It is the great day of Atonement for humanity. It teaches us that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Christ suffered and died to redeem all of humankind from the penalty and sting of sin. In Christ we are thoroughly forgiven; we are thoroughly washed from the stains of our sin; we are now forever covered by the blood of Calvary. This blood never loses its power. It has saved millions of people and it can save you too. Don’t let this Easter pass you by. This is the Christian gospel; it is foolishness to the wise but it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes.
On this Easter Sunday we can see the power of Forgiveness which is the greatest medicine:
Jesus said, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do”. Our inability to forgive other people is a destructive force in all relationships. Families, marriages and communities are tearing apart because of this lack of forgiveness. An unforgiving spirit is a serious bondage from which we must be set free. Let us pray for the grace to forgive others as we are forgiven by the blood of the Lamb. I hope we may really understand the power of forgiveness. Yes, forgiveness is the greatest builder of relationships.
Finally, Easter teaches us about the importance of hope and victory:
God is on the side of hope. We should therefore never lose hope in life. No one should ever give up on hope for even in the presence of death, there is the resurrection. Never say die even when the bones are rotten. At the tail end of the tunnel, there is always light. One of the greatest sins as far as the Bible is concerned is to give up on hope. Never ever give up on life. The God of the Bible is the God of hope, the God of second chance, the God who makes dry bones live again. A nation that believes in God, a church that believes in God, a family that believes in God, an individual that believes in God should never give up on hope. Hope is the force that drives faith. By faith the people of old were able to attain great things. Let us keep believing and keep hoping for it is useless to despair when hope is an option.
May the God of Easter guide all of us through this period and may we know Him better by the time Easter is over. May you continue to hope in God and never give up. So keep moving. I love this quote: If you can’t fly, run; if you can’t run, walk; if you can’t walk, crawl. What you should never do is to just sit there in despair for Easter tells us that it is only when it is dark enough can we see the stars.
May the God of Easter who is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, spark and inspire hope and faith in all of us so that we will all live for His glory.
May the Lord richly bless you.