Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Easter Exhortation- Believe

Today is Resurrection Day, the most glorious of Christian holidays. We last met on Friday, remembering the Lord’s death on the cross. But we knew that Sunday was coming when we would also remember His victory over the gruesome death of crucifixion. We now see the vindication of God over the enemies of Christ and the hope of our own victory over sin and death. Today is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.
         All of the disciples failed to look forward to the Resurrection of Jesus. They could not comprehend either that He would die in Jerusalem or that He would be raised from the dead. They missed them both. But even after the cross, they did not look towards the Resurrection. And even after the Resurrection, even after the empty tomb, they still were slow to believe that Jesus had actually risen and defeated death. They even failed to believe the witnesses that these things were true.
         Let us not be unbelieving but believing. Let us look to the empty tomb with joy in our hearts and hope for our future. Jesus is risen, indeed, and this changes everything about what we will face in our future and how we will gain the victory that is ours through our risen Jesus.

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