He is risen; He is risen indeed! That is the cry of our hearts—the Truth of all that Jesus did for us. And because of that truth, we have hope.
As we look to the Truth of Jesus Christ, lets keep in mind something that Debbie McDaniel wrote:
“The very purpose of this Easter weekend reminds us, no matter what we face today, what we’ve been through, or what uncertainties tomorrow may hold, Christ is risen and is our Hope. He conquered death, He makes all things new.
He has risen!
He has risen indeed!
He breathes new life, so that we can live…free.
You can try to bury Power, but it won’t stay there. You can try to bury Truth, but it is not dead. You can try to bury Love, but it cannot be contained.
God’s not dead. And we’re not alone. Not ever.
May we allow that truth to soak in deep as we read these reminders from God’s Word…
“We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.” (Romans 6:4-5)
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” (1 Peter 1:3)
“For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” (John 6:40)
Because He is Risen…
Because He is risen, we have hope. It’s important to never forget that. Jesus was crucified for our sake. He died, and rose again to be resurrected on our behalf. And for that reason, as we embrace all He did for us, we have hope… even during this dark time in our history. We have hope, as we trust Jesus, that He will give us new life. This pertains to our lives overall, as well as our marriages.
“Just as Jesus came to destroy the dividing line between Jew and Gentile, He comes into our marriages today, offering us the tools required to dismantle the walls that grow up between us. He offers the tools of forgiveness, honor, grace and repentance. It may take a lot of demolition and selflessness to get the walls down. But keep going through your house until you’ve found them all and have torn them to the ground.” (Dennis Rainey)
As we proceed “from this day forward” may we never forget all that Christ has done for us! No matter what you are facing, please look to the resurrected Savior. Keep your focus upon Him. As you embrace all He did for you, He is your Savior—your hope!
MAY YOU BE BLESSED THIS EASTER INTO ETERNITY!
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