As Christians, we identify with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. I find it fitting that as our world emerges from the long gloom of the pandemic, we are celebrating our savior who rose from the grave.
Jesus’ resurrection declared victory over everything: sin, the curse, sickness, strife, and suffering. His victory over death sealed His place as King over ALL, and those who believe in His sacrifice get to partake in that victory.
“Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.”
This year, we have much to celebrate. Our churches have reopened, we can celebrate Easter freely with our congregations again, and our world is beginning to feel optimism for the future. As the world settles back into a routine, let us not forget the significance of Christ’s resurrection and its importance in lives. He rose again so that WE might walk in newness of life.
Let’s lead by example, experiencing the HOPE of the resurrection through every season and circumstance of life.
Let’s lead by encouragement, bringing HOPE to hopeless situations.
And let’s lead by compassion, living as ambassadors of hope under the power of the Holy Spirit.
Have a blessed Easter!